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Seattle, Washington

Photo of Region 10 facility in Seattle, Washington

This facility features the following green attributes:
LEED Certification LEED-EB 2.0 Platinum
green power Green Power
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR

Region 10 Office

Total Facility Area: 147,317 rentable square feet (RSF) (EPA share)
Estimated Personnel: 650 EPA personnel
Energy Consumption: 8,511,568,432 Btu per year (EPA share)
Btu per RSF per Year: 57,777
Water Consumption: 1,059,699 gallons per year (EPA share)
Gallons per RSF per Year: 7.2

All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2012.

Description

EPA's Pacific Northwest Regional Office (Region 10) focuses on EPA's work and mission in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Pacific Northwest Indian Country. Environmental focus areas include air quality, ecosystems, Superfund, water quality, and waste and chemical management. These issues are addressed through enforcement and compliance, grants, environmental data and assessment, environmental education, and environmental justice.

In spring 2010, after a competitive bidding process, EPA awarded a new lease for its Region 10 Office to the same building in which it was already located: Park Place, a 21-story office building in downtown Seattle. EPA and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) collaborated on the new lease, which incorporated requirements for sustainable features from EPA's Best Practice (Environmental) Lease Provisions; included provisions to pursue compliance with Executive Order (EO) 13423, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the Environmental Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), and the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings; and required the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED®Exit EPA Disclaimer certification for new construction or existing buildings.

Environmental Features

The Region 10 Office received LEED for existing buildings version 2.0 Platinum certification in November 2009. View the LEED scorecard for the Region 10 Office (PDF) (1 pp, 79K, About PDF).

Energy Conservation

Water Conservation

Green Power

Stormwater Management

Waste Reduction and Recycling - Construction

Waste Reduction and Recycling - Operations

Other Features

Archive

View an archive of older environmental information about the Region 10 Office.

For More Information About this Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/region10/


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