The Martin Apartments

Vulcan Real Estate has another green building to add to its quiver of high performance buildings that hit the target with LEED.  The 24 story, 188 residential unit, mixed-use project has achieved a Gold certification under LEED for New Construction v2009.

Centrally located and within walking distance to Denny Triangle, South Lake Union, Belltown, and Downtown, The Martin has incorporated many sustainable features and amenities.  For energy savings, the units include Energy Star appliances; high efficiency lighting; “Whisper Green” ventilation fans in the units, that are both efficient and quiet; and Water Sense plumbing fixtures.  Indoor air quality is enhanced by using only paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants that meet LEED standards for acceptable VOC levels.  Also, all carpets are Green Label Plus and hard surface flooring meets SCS FloorScore standards.  Many of the construction materials were sourced and manufactured from within 500 miles of the project and the construction team diverted over 90% construction waste from the landfill.  Parts of the roof garden are available as a community pea-patch which allows tenants to grow food.  Other areas of the rooftop garden and site are planted with drought-resistant plants.  Supporting alternative modes of transportation, there are on-site Zipcars, ample bike storage and many bus routes with stops nearby.

O’Brien & Company were LEED consultants on the project and provided design support to the team, including providing our extensive knowledge of multi-family systems and construction.  General LEED guidance and management helped guide both the design team and construction team to achieving Gold, over the original Silver target.  We were also asked to provide a “spot-check” verification of a handful of units, including compartmentalization testing, ventilation flow commissioning, and water fixture flows, among other measures.

Construction Complete: 2014
Owner/Developer: Vulcan Development
Architect: Callison
Contractor: Exxel Pacific
Mechanical Design: Holaday Parks
Lighting Design: Rushing
Mechanical Contractor: Ocean Park Mechanical
Electrical Contractor: Cochran
Landscape Architect: Brumbaugh & Associates
Energy Modeler: 360 Analytics
Commissioning: EEI