Over 350 regional leaders in high-performance building development and management gathered at the W Hotel in Seattle for Seattle 2030 District’s 2017 Vision Awards. The Vision Awards honor local leaders who are transforming Seattle’s urban environment into a city that is resilient, vibrant and sustainable through design and construction.

Vision Award for Energy – Dunn Motors Building, Hunters Capital
The Dunn Motors Building has reduced its energy use while preserving a 1920’s building that was part of Seattle’s Auto Row along the Pike/Pine corridor. District member Hunters Capital wanted to preserve much of the look and feel of this iconic structure and by doing so, create a connection to the past. The building opened in 2016 and is achieving a 55% reduction in energy from national baseline. One of the first buildings to go through the new 2015 energy code, they voluntarily installed a 5.4kWh solar system on the roof. The system will produce 5,500 kWh annually and save $3,493.00/year in energy costs. The building was also included in the Seattle City Light Build Smart program.

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By Rebecca Sayre – 2030 Districts Netowork