The University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab studied the energy savings. The results? Annual energy savings of 17.7 percent, worth about $28,000. The IDL estimates 351,604 kilowatt hours were saved, enough to power 33 homes.
Sustainable elements include green roofs, electric charging stations and the incorporation of recycled materials. The Commons is also Ballard’s first LEED platinum community.
One of the best amenities for the six-story 101 Broadway development will be its rooftop, which includes a fire pit and unobstructed views to the south and southwest.