Seattle's Olive 8 Gets LEED Silver

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A little over a year ago, we took a look at the green roof planned for Olive 8.  It's massive — one of the largest in the city of Seattle.  Now, the hotel/condo tower in downtown Seattle has been open for several months and officially received LEED Silver certification.  It's one of only twenty other green hotels in the country to receive certification from the USGBC. 

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Developed by R.C. Hedreen Company, Olive 8 features a 346-room Hyatt Hotel (first 17 floors) and 229 urban condominiums (upper 22 floors).  In addition to having one of the largest green roofs in the city, Olive 8 has a glassy facade and some of the following green features:

  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures;
  • Dual-flush toilets that use 29% less water per flush;
  • A low-chemical, efficient, mechanical water system;
  • Low water, native plant species landscaping;
  • Watt Stopper technology that shuts off lights; and 
  • 11,000 square feet of green meeting space.

When Olive 8 was being built, roughly 95% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill.  The building was also designed to have energy savings of 23% and water savings of 36% as compared to a comparable building and use. 

Plus, while you're there, make sure to check out Elaia, the eco-friendly spa.  Or, if you're in the market, condos are priced between $400k and $7.5 million.  

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Photo credits: Olive 8.


  • http://twitter.com/GreenLEEDer1 Joe Piedimonte

    Cool project! How did they determine the 11,000 square feet of green meeting space? Was this a function of Renewable Energy Credits? Was this a LEED NC 2.2 project?

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