LEED / Awards - Sustainable Design

John Greenlaw Receiving Kirkland City Hall Annex LEEDThe 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

    University of Washington, Life Sciences Building Seattle, Washington (Acoustical, Audio/Video, Vertical Transportation design)
    Tracking LEED® Certified, Gold
    2018 DJC Seattle Building of the Year

    Central City Concern, New Eastside Campus Facility (Blackburn Building)
    Portland, Oregon (Acoustical Design)
    2018, AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award (unbuilt category)

    North Transfer Station Seattle, Washington (Mechanical Engineering, Acoustical Design, Environmental Noise Monitoring, Vertical Transportation Design)
    LEED® Certified, Gold
    2019 AIA Committee On The Environment–COTE Top Ten Award for Sustainable Design
    AISC’s 2018 IDEAS² National Award
    American Institute of Steel Construction 2017 IDEAS² People’s Choice Award for Innovative Steel Design
    2017 AIA/WA Civic Design Awards, Honorable Mention
    2017 AIA Honor Awards, Award of Merit

    Helen Sommers Building at the State of Washington Capitol Campus
    Olympia, Washington
    LEED® Certified, Platinum
    2018 AIA Honor Awards
    DBIA, National Award of Merit, Federal, State, County, Municipal category
    ASHRAE Region XI, TAC, New Commercial Office Buildings
    ASHRAE Puget Sound, TAC, New Commercial Office Buildings
    AIA Washington, Honor Award, 2018 Civic Design Awards
    AIA Seattle, Energy in Design Award, 2018 Honor Awards

    WSU Troy Hall Renovation Pullman, Washington (Acoustics and Vertical Transportation)
    LEED® Certified, Silver
    2018 AIA Honor Awards

    Pike Place MarketFront Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    LEED® Certified, Gold

    Franklin High School Renovation Portland, Oregon (Acoustical design and Environmental Noise)
    LEED® Certified, Gold

    Navos Outpatient Building  Burien, Washington  (Mechanical)
    LEED® Certified, Silver

    12th Ave Arts Seattle, Washington (Mechanical, Acoustical, Audio/Video design)
    LEED® Certified, Silver
    Winner of ULI’s 2015 Global Awards for Excellence
    PSRC’s 2014 Vision 20/40 Award, Recipient
    2nd place, City of Seattle’s People’s Choice Urban Design Awards, Midrise Category
    2015 AGC Build Washington Award

    HealthPoint Midway Center Seattle, Washington (Mechanical)
    LEED® Certified, Silver

    University of Washington, Husky Student Union (HUB) Renovation  Seattle, Washington  (Acoustical and Elevator Design)
    LEED® Certified, Gold
    2014 ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence
    2013 AIA Civic Design Award

    Federal Center South Bldg 1202 Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    LEED® Certified, Gold
    2013 Engineering Excellence Awards, ACEC Washington, January 2013, Best in State, Silver Award
    First Place for High-Performance Buildings, Beyond Green High-Performance Building Award, National Institute of Building Sciences, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, December 2012, Honor Award
    What Makes It Green?, AIA Seattle Chapter, April 2012, Honorable Mention
    2030 Energy Challenge

    Percival Landing  Olympia, Washington  (Mechanical)
    LEED® Certified, Gold
    2012 Project of the Year (Structures 5M to 25M), WA Chapter, APWA (American Public Works Association)
    2012 Project Achievement, Construction Management Association of America
    2012 Gold Award, WA Chapter of ACEC (American Council of Engineering Excellence)

    State of Washington John L. O’Brien Building Renovation Olympia, Washington (Vertical Transportation)
    LEED® Certified, Gold

    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)

    Everett Community College, Walt Price Student Fitness Center Everett, Washington (Acoustics)
    LEED® Certified, Gold
    Citation Award, IIDA Portland, 2011
    Citation Award, AIA Portland, 2011

    Kirkland City Hall Annex (Renovation)  Kirkland, Washington(Mechanical)
    LEED® Certified, Gold

    Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center  Bellevue, Washington  (Commissioning)
    LEED® Certified, Gold

    Fire Station 2  Seattle, Washington (Acoustics)
    2011 Best Rehabilitation/Restoration, Historic Seattle

    UW Tacoma, William W. Philip Hall  Tacoma, Washington  (Acoustics and Audio/Video design)
    LEED® Certified, Gold

    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

    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)
    2009 Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Beyond Green Award
    2009 Green GOOD DESIGN, The European Center for Architecture and The Chicago Athenaeum
    2008 Excellence in Place Design, Environmental Design Research Association and Metropolis Magazine
    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

    University of Washington, 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® New Construction 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