LEED Platinum WPUDA Headquarters

PUD Association Headquarters Enhances Conservation Leadership


National award: DBIA 2008 National Design-Build Award under $5 million, and finalist for Best Overall


Regional award: Northwest Construction Best of 2008 Design Build Office Industrial under $50 million


State-wide award: AGC 2008 Build Washington Award, Green Building Category

In October 2007, Mountain Construction completed the first LEED NC (new construction) Platinum-certified building in Washington State.

Among numerous green building features, the building has, at the time of completion, the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic (solar power) array in Washington, with 159 photovoltaic (solar power) panels with a total area of 2,800 sf and total power capacity of 34 kilowatts.  The array is projected to generate 50% of the building's power requirements.

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First floor space is available for lease. Click here to visit the leasing page (Rants Group)

Quick Facts

Owner Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA)
Owner's Rep Olympic Associates (Seattle)
Location: 212 Union Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501
Floor area 20,208 sq. ft. (11,256 sf office over 8,952 sf parking below grade)
Site area 10,828 sq. ft. = 0.25 acres
Construction 2-story wood framed office with steel and masonry structural elements, 
over below-grade concrete parking garage.
Green Building

U.S. Green Building Council LEED -NC Platinum

USGBC Project #10003466.  Points awarded: 57

Solar panels 159 ea 34KW total capacity, 2,800 sf total area.
Contract type Design-build (DBIA), Cost plus Fee with GMP
Design-build team

Mountain Construction - Design-build General Contractor

Helix Design Group - (Fife) Architect

Sitts & Hill Engineers - (Tacoma) Civil and Structural Engineers

Sunset Air - (Lacey) HVAC Subcontractor and LEED manager

Tacoma Plumbing & Heating - (Tacoma) Plumbing subcontractor

Smith Fire Systems - (Tacoma) Fire Sprinkler Subcontractor

Electric Systems - (Tacoma) Electrical Subcontractor

Other Links

Washington PUD Association website

REC Silicon website

U.S. Green Building Council website

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) website

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