LEED / Awards - Sustainable Design

The firm is very experienced with designing projects to LEED certification and with developing sustainable building strategies focused on pursuing net zero energy performance.

While not all projects have the allowable budget to pursue LEED certification, there are opportunities to implement efficient, durable, and cost savings system designs that achieve energy savings. By integrating high efficiency mechanical systems, like ground-source heat pumps and solar hot water collection, with on-site renewables and a high performance envelope, a low energy consumption solution can be achieved.

We have extensive experience with LEED®, Energy Star, Washington Sustainable Schools Program, Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards, Greenbuild and other sustainable programs.

Our engineers assist owners with:

    •  ►  Developing an overall energy performance strategy
    •  ►  Modeling alternatives
    •  ►  Performing and evaluating life-cycle costs
    •  ►  Assisting with grant applications and energy rebates; and
    •  ►  Designing solutions that meet energy savings goals without sacrificing occupant comfort.

    Greenbusch Group has been involved over thirty LEED projects:

    Fire Station 22 Seattle, Washington (Mechanical and Acoustical)
  • LEED Certified, Platinum
  • 2018 AIA Honor Awards
  • Helen Sommers Building at the State of Washington Capitol Campus Olympia, Washington (Acoustics)
  • LEED Certified, Platinum
  • 2018 AIA Honor Awards
  • WSU Troy Hall Renovation Pullman, Washington (Acoustics and Vertical Transportation)
  • LEED Certified
  • 2018 AIA Honor Awards
  • Navos Outpatient Building  Burien, Washington  (Mechanical)
    • LEED Certified, Silver
    • Percival Landing  Olympia, Washington  (Mechanical)
    • LEED Certified, Gold
    • 2012 Project of the Year (Structures 5M to 25M), WA chapter APWA (American Public Works Assoc.)
    • 2012 Project Achievement, Construction Management Association of America
    • 2012 Gold Award, WA Chapter of ACEC (American Council of Engineering Excellence)
      Fire Station 30  Seattle, Washington  (Mechanical)
    • LEED Certified, Gold
    • 2011 Seattle Design Commission, Design Excellence Award
    • 2011 F.I.E.R.O. Honor Award
      Federal Way Regional Library  Federal Way, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2011 Excellence in Construction Award, Public Construction Category, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
      Kirkland City Hall Annex (Renovation)  Kirkland, Washington  (Mechanical)
    • LEED Certified - Gold
      Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center  Bellevue, WA  (Commissioning)
    • LEED Certified - Gold
      Fire Station 2  Seattle, Washington  (Acoustics)
    • 2011 Best rehabilitation/restoration, Historic Seattle
      Daybreak Cohousing  Portland, Oregon (Acoustics)
    • 2010 Livable Communities Award, NAHB & AARP (National Association of Home Builders)
      Johns Creek Environmental Campus  Alpharetta, Georgia (Acoustics)
    • 2010 Design-Build Institute of America, National Design-Build Award (Water/Wastewater Over $25 Million)
      Peninsula College Library & Administration Building  Port Townsend, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2010 AIA WA Council, Civic Design Award
    • 2010 American School & University “Louis I. Kahn Citation” Grand Prize Winner
    • (Acoustics)
      Seattle City Hall  Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    • LEED Certified Gold
      Magnolia Library  Seattle, Washington (Mechanical)
    • 2009 Historic Seattle “Stewardship of Public Buildings” Award
      Trace Lofts (12th & Madison Condos)  Seattle, Washington (Mechanical and Acoustics)
    • 2008 Eagle of Excellence Historical Restoration, ABC Excellence in Construction Awards (ABC - Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington)
      Douglass Truth Library  Seattle, Washington (Mechanical and Acoustics)
    • 2007 AIA Washington Council Honor Award
      Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center National Park Service  Moose, Wyoming (Acoustics)
    • 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN, The European Center for Architecture and The Chicago Athenaeum
    • 2009 AIA Seattle Honor Award
    • 2008 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
    • 2008 Silver Medal for Design Excellence, AIA Pennsylvania
    • 2007 Award of Excellence, AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania
    • 2007 AIA Seattle Honor Award
    • 2007 Wood Design Award
    • 2007 Award of Excellence, AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania
      UW Benjamin D. Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building  Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    • LEED Shell & Core - Gold
    • - 1st Gold LEED Certified Building on University of Washington Campus
    • - 1st Higher Education Building on West Coast to Achieve LEED Gold, Shell & Core
    • 2006 Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Design-Build Award
    • 2006 Northwest Construction Consumers Council Distinguished Project Award
      Ballard Library & Neighborhood Service Center  Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2007 AIA National / ALA Library Building Award
    • 2007 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Merit Award for Design
    • 2006 AIA National Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Award
    • 2006 AIA National Honor Award
    • 2006 AIA Seattle Commendation
    • 2006 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Green Roof Award of Excellence Extensive Institutional Category
    • 2005 AIA Washington Council Honor Award for Civic Design
    • 2003 Seattle Design Commission Commendation for Design Excellence and Innovation
      UW Savery Hall    Seattle, Washington (Acoustics and AV)
    • LEED Certified - Gold
      CWU Dean Hall    Ellensburg, Washington (Acoustics and AV)
    • LEED Certified - Gold
      Mercerview Community Center  Mercer Island, Washington   (Mechanical and Acoustics)
    • 2007 AIA Washington Council Merit Award
      Benjamin Franklin Elementary School  Kirkland, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2006 AIA National Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Award
    • 2006 AIA Seattle Honor Award
      TESC Seminar II Building  Olympia, Washington (Acoustics and AV)
    • LEED Certified, Gold
    • 2005 AIA National Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Award
      White River High School  Buckley, Washington (Acoustics and AV)
    • 2005 CEFPI James D. MacConnell Award (Council Educational Facilities Planners International)
    • 2004 CEFPI Washington Chapter Award of Merit
      Seattle Justice Center  Seattle, Washington  (Acoustics)
    • LEED Certified, Silver
    • 2004 BEST Sustainable Building Award
    • 2004 IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter IN Awards - Design in Mass, Best in Competition
      Pierce County Environmental Services Building  Tacoma, Washington (Acoustics and AV)
    • 2004 AIA National Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Award
    • 2003 AIA Washington Council Civic Design Merit Award
      Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center  Seattle, Washington (Mechanical and Acoustics)
    • LEED Certified
    • 2003 AIA National Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Award
    • 2003 BEST Sustainable Building Award
    • 2003 AIA Washington Council Civic Design Honor Award
    • 2002 AIA Seattle Merit Award
    • 2001 AIA Seattle Citation Award
      Fisher Plaza  Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2003 Seattle Chapter, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties,Technology Development of the Year Award
      UW Bothell / Cascadia Community College  Bothell, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2002 AIA Seattle Honor Award
      Bank of America Arena at UW Hec Edmundson Pavilion  Seattle, Washington (Acoustics and AV)
    • 2002 AIA Seattle's "Spike Lee / Doing the Right Thing" Mention
    • 2001 AIA Washington Council Civic Design Merit Award
      Terrace Park K-8 School, Edmonds School District  Mountlake Terrace, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2002 CEFPI "Polished Apple" Award
      UW/Harborview Research and Training  Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    • 2001 AIA Washington Council Civic Design Award
      Bainbridge Island City Hall  Bainbridge Island, Washington (Mechanical and Acoustics)
    • 2000 AIA National Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Award
    • 2000 AIA State Civic Honor Award
    • 2000 AIA Washington Architecture Honor Award
      Whitman College Hunter Conservatory Renovation  Walla Walla, Washington (Mechanical and Acoustics)
    • 1998 Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Award