Sustainable building projects continue to thrive in Seattle. Through 2011, the number of projects completed include:
- 179 LEED Certified Buildings in Seattle (30 Certified, 55 Silver, 86 Gold and 8 Platinum)
- 2,251 Built Green Residential projects (1,269 New Single Family, 96 Remodels and 881 Multi-Family) representing a total of 5,866 housing units.
- 69 Evergreen Sustainable Development/SeaGreen affordable housing projects funded by the City of Seattle Office of Housing
The Office of Sustainability and Environment’s Sustainable Building staff released two new reports that evaluate the impacts of these innovative green buildings on the City’s infrastructure and resources over time.
LEED Portfolio Analysis 2003-2011 (PDF) evaluates the impacts of innovative LEED certified green buildings on the City’s infrastructure and resources over time and calculates the anticipated savings in transportation, water, energy, carbon and the actual savings in construction & demolition waste.
Built Green Portfolio Analysis 2008-2011 (PDF) identifies the most commonly implemented sustainable design strategies and evaluates the impacts of innovative Built Green certified single-family and townhome projects.