Seattle Fire Station #38

Seattle’s Fire Station #38 achieved 43 points using the LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) rating system. The city mandate for this project was to achieve a Silver rating but the project exceeded expectations and achieved Gold Certification.The project achieved a 35% reduction in energy use through the installation of high performance VRF systems, efficient insulation, efficient lighting fixtures, and ample daylighting with daylight sensors.

A raingarden for stormwater infiltration helps to manage stormwater on site and native landscaping materials require no permanent irrigation to minimize potable water use for landscaping.

O’Brien and Company was hired to assist the contractor (Corstone) with construction administration. We worked closely with the team to review plans for construction waste management and indoor environemental quality practices. We were provided with all material/product data and documented construction credits efficiently to achieve over 95% construction waste diversion, over 20% recycled content materials, almost 20% regional materials and over 50% FSC Certified wood. All applicable low-emitting materials were documented with few clarification comments from the GBCI review team.