Goodwill Job Training and Education Center
Goodwill, known for providing cost-effective clothes to low-income families, is focused on giveback. In Seattle, the new Goodwill Job Training and Education Center aims to enhance its ability to pursue its mission of strengthening communities and families by helping disadvantaged people find employment. The three-story, 49,000 sf facility features classrooms, computer rooms, a lunch room, administrative offices and below-grade parking.
Glumac’s commissioning team worked to align the facility’s systems to meet the Goodwill Job Training and Education Center’s requirements, and help the project achieve LEED Gold. The site features a rain garden and rainwater harvesting cistern that captures the plentiful precipitation in the Pacific Northwest, and uses it to flush toilets and to irrigate the landscape. Advanced lighting controls, and daylighting techniques are featured in the facility, and help it achieve a greater level of energy efficiency. The commissioning team also helped educate the operational staff on how to trouble shoot and maintain the sustainable high-efficiency systems, mitigating the need for future costly repairs or replacements.
Size: 49,562 sf
Cost: $14 million
End Date: 2013
Contractor: Foushee and Associates
Owner: Goodwill Industries, Inc