Seattle’s always been known for being progressive and eco-friendly. These buildings just reinforce that idea with their purposeful construction and amenities that decrease their environmental impact. Located throughout the Seattle area, these buildings also debunk the myth that being environmentally friendly comes at the cost of quality and luxury.
- Mosler Lofts: The Mosler Lofts recently sent out a press release highlighting all of their eco-friendly attributes. You can read it here, but a few of the features that stood out to me were the low-flow fixtures, the dual flush toilets and commitment to offset the first two years of the building’s power consumption with the purchase of Green Tags.
- SOMA: The SOMA is Bellevue’s first apartment building to draw on a geo-thermal system for its water heating. It also uses dual flush toilets and Energy-Star appliances. This building just opened and will likely fill up quickly.
- Hjarta: The Hjarta is an eco-friendly building in Ballard that recycled 99% of the materials on the site before construction and diverted 95% of the construction waste away from landfills. Through the energy-efficient design of the building, owners in the Hjarta have been able to save up to 30% on their energy bills compared to other condo owners.
- VEER Lofts: The VEER Lofts in South Lake Union feature drought-resistant landscaping, recycled building materials and water conserving fixtures.
Was there an important building we missed? Do you live in one of these or another eco-friendly building? We would love to hear what your experience has been like! Share your thoughts in the comments below, on our Facebook page or through Twitter!