The Emerald City
There’s a unique kind of energy to Seattle. And it’s the focus of our office here to conserve it. This is the city where the 2030 District was conceived, and is the home of the International Living Future Institute—developers of the Living Building Challenge. Energy codes here are some of the strictest in the world, with the city’s goal of being Net-Zero by 2030. Combine that with a commercial construction boom that’s unprecedented in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s easy to see why our Seattle staff keeps so busy on exciting projects. Thankfully, this is also the home of some world-class coffee.
Regularly citied as one of the nation’s best places to live, Seattle is becoming a destination for major international companies and top professional talent alike. And from our downtown office, you can see why. The north end overlooks Puget Sound, the south end sees Mr. Rainer on the horizon, and views of the changing city scape we have the honor of improving is seen in every direction. About half of our staff (and counting!) take public transit or bike to work every day, and take our sustainability mission home with them. In Seattle, we’re as green as the landscape around us.