• Photo courtesy of Nic Lehoux.

  • Photo courtesy of Nic Lehoux.

Northgate Library

Seattle, WA

Project Categories

Government

Business Type

Public community center and library

Size

Community center: 20,000 square feet. Library: 10,000 square feet.

Architect

Miller Hull Partnership

Owner

City of Seattle

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

Architectural lighting design

LEED Gold

36

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

50

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 36% energy efficiency
Achieved 50% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Ventilation heat-recovery system
  • High-efficiency condensing boilers
  • Automatic daylight dimming system
  • Underfloor air conditioning and power/data distribution system in library
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures and waterless urinals