Code Compliance

Arbora Court

Image © Weber Thompson Architects

Image © Weber Thompson Architects

Client: Bellwether Housing
Architect: Weber Thompson Architects
Project Size: 125,000 sf

Services

  • Utility Bill Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Model Calibration
  • Informing Design
  • Efficiency Measure Analysis
  • Seattle Energy Code Compliance

The Arbora Court Apartments is a project being realized by Bellwether along with University Christian Church (UCC). It is a new, 133 unit affordable, housing project planned for the bustling University District of Seattle. Leveraging a grant from Enterprise Green Communities, Bellwether Housing assembled a robust team of consultants, designers, and a contractor, Walsh Construction, to develop and evaluate a large package of energy, water, and waste saving strategies early in the design. 360 spearheaded the utility bill analysis of two, recently built, similar buildings in the owner’s portfolio, and used the existing building information to inform and tune the occupant dependent loads assumed for the UCC design analysis. The eQUEST energy model developed by 360 for the project was used to calculate the savings of over 30 different efficiency measures, bundled into multiple packages. 360 worked closely with Bellwether and Walsh to compile the construction costs, utility costs savings, and utility incentives into a comprehensive financial analysis.

Smith and Burns

Photo Credit: Sandeep Doddaballapur

Photo Credit: Sandeep Doddaballapur

Client: Mack Urban, LLC
Architect: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects
Project Size: 184,000 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • Seattle Energy Code Envelope Compliance
  • LEED for Homes - Midrise Energy Modeling
  • Utility Incentive Coordination

Smith and Burns is a new 150 unit mid-rise development in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The project is targeting ‘Silver’ under the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise rating system. The project incorporates a range of energy and water efficient systems like the exclusively LED lighting design (integrated occupancy sensors in designated areas), variable refrigerant flow (VRF) split-type multi-zone system to condition the common areas on Level 1, the rooftop gas-fired make-up air (MUA) units have a variable flow drive (VFD) control to regulate the ventilation rate in the corridors, EnergyStar rated appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures and, condensing domestic hot water heaters.

The Local 422

Client: InCity Properties.
Architect: Runberg Architecture Group
Project Size: 36,600 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • Seattle Energy Code Compliance
  • LEED for Homes - Midrise Energy Modeling
  • Utility Incentive Coordination

The The Local 422 (422 Summit Apartments) is a new 48 unit mid-rise development in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The project has been certified ‘Gold’ under the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise rating system. The projects incorporate a range of energy and water efficient systems like efficient LED lighting in almost all common spaces, EnergyStar appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures and, condensing domestic hot water heaters. The project seeks to promote sustainability through energy efficiency, increased urban density, alternative transportation options (walk score of 95) and, by allocating 20% of the available units as affordable, workforce housing.

Muriel's Landing

Client/Architect: Caron Architecture
Project Size: 75,000 sf

Services

  • Seattle Energy Code Compliance
  • Built Green Energy Analysis

Muriel's Landing is new mixed-use project located in Seattle's vibrant University District. The project features a combination of streetfront commercial space, above-grade, enclosed parking, and 100 apartment units. The project targeted a Built Green 4-star rating and includes an energy efficient envelope, appliances, and water heating systems.

Identity Apartments

Client: Triad Capital Partners/Campus Aquisitions
Architect: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects
Project Size: Two building sites totaling 79,000 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • Seattle Energy Code Envelope Compliance
  • LEED for Homes - Midrise Energy Modeling

The Identity Avenue Apartments are micro-studio style apartments with a 'LEED Silver' certification. Located in the University District of Seattle, these sister projects seek to promote sustainability through energy efficiency, increased urban density, alternative transportation options, and green design.

UW Husky Stadium Renovation and Team Facilities

Client: Wright Runstad & Company
Architect: 360 Architecture
Project Size: 560,000 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • Seattle Energy Code Compliance
  • LEED-NC Energy Modeling

The University of Washington Husky Stadium Renovation and Team Facilities restores iconic Husky Stadium to one the finest college football venues in the country. In addition to new seating, suites, and other spectator amenities, state-of-the-art team operations and sports medicine facilities have been efficiently integrated into the renovation of the program.

Energy modeling was initially employed to evaluate compliance with the 2009 Seattle Energy Code via the Systems Analysis (RS-29) approach. This required close coordination with the design team, as well as proactive communication with code reviewers throughout the permitting process. The same detailed models were used to evaluate impacts of various envelope revisions, and ongoing work includes preparing ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G energy models to determine LEED-NC 2009 Energy and Atmosphere (EAc1) performance rating.