Good for earth. Good for you.
If you live or work here, that means enjoying a balance of green construction and cost-efficient comforts.
At the Greenfire Campus, sensible sustainability can be seen in both big moves and small details. For example, the combined building footprints occupy only 50% of the total site area. We were zoned for 175 units. We chose to give the space to 18 units.
A smaller-scale example of sensible sustainability is a simple light switch system that allows all your lights to be turned off as you exit an apartment. This provides a highly convenient feature for residents that both makes a daily routine a little easier and helps reduce our energy footprint.
In short, we take the long view–investing in the future of Seattle, its environment and its people.
The Greenfire Campus was inspired by the village way of life 100 years ago. A key social goal of the Greenfire Campus is to provide everything people want in their home and work lives in a small neighborhood. Within the Greenfire Campus itself, ground floor studios are used as shops, P-Patches for growing food, and a community kitchen for canning and preserving vegetables.
Natural ventilation / passive cooling
Low VOC materials
The office building at Greenfire Campus features indoor gardens that help to filter and refresh the air and enhance the beauty of the environment. The outdoor gardens include edible plants such as raspberries and blueberries that are accessible to residents and office tenants (for a healthy snack) and also provide habitat for local wildlife. The gardens include edible plants such as raspberries and blueberries that are accessible to residents and office tenants (for a healthy snack) while the outdoor gardens also provide habitat for local wildlife.
Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs)
Hydronic based HVAC system
Ground source heat pumps
Radiant floor heating
Locally sourced and recyclable materials
Close examination of all products to make sure no red list materials were used while maximizing regional materials and recycled materials. Landscaping used salvaged juniper as retaining wall supports. The community room features a light feature from Graypants with recycled acrylic, and residential hallways feature recycled rubber carpet tiles.