• Photo courtesy of Nic Lehoux.

  • Photo courtesy of Nic Lehoux.

LOTT Admin / Education Center & Lab

Olympia, WA

Business Type

Headquarters building with public interpretive area and water-testing laboratory


31,000 square feet

The new building for the LOTT Clean Water Alliance houses administrative offices, staff facilities, meeting spaces, and a training room. Uniquely, it also offers public educational spaces and a water quality laboratory.



  • LEED Platinum

Progress Report

Achieved 40% energy efficiency
Achieved 80% potable water efficiency
Top Ten Green Projects Award, 2011 – AIA COTE National
Beyond Green Grand Award, 2011 – National Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
Grand Award: Building Technology Systems, 2011 – ACEC Oregon

Special features

  • Methane-fired combined heat and power plant utilizes methane from LOTT’s wastewater treatment plant, eliminating the need for flaring and reducing plant CO2 emissions by 35%
  • Wastewater effluent is treated to Class A reclaim water and used by LOTT and surrounding buildings in the community for flushing, irrigation, and water features
  • Use of Class A reclaim water and low-flow fixtures enhances potable water efficiency by 80% beyond code requirements
  • Low temperature “condenser” water loop connected to methane cogeneration system efficiently heats and cools all buildings on site
  • Demand controlled ventilation
  • Dedicated outside air with heat recovery
  • External operable shading devices connected to the building control system