• 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 Miller Hull Partnership


LOTT Clean Water Alliance

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling (BAM)

Technology design

Architectural lighting design

LEED Platinum


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements



  • 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