• Photo courtesy of Nic Lehoux.

  • Photo courtesy of Nic Lehoux.

Northgate Library

Seattle, WA

Project Categories


Business Type

Public community center and library


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

Special energy-saving features of this public community center and library include a ventilation heat-recovery system, high-efficiency condensing boilers, an automatic daylight dimming system, and more.



  • 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