Liza (2517 Eastlake)
This new, six-story, 200,000 square foot multi-family residential apartment building is situated in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood which borders Lake Union. The project team is pursuing Seattle’s Living Building Pilot Program (LBPP) which allows certain design concessions, such as additional floor area and height, for projects incorporating sustainable design strategies. Under the LBPP Liza is pursuing energy petal certification, going beyond net-zero energy, it is targeting net-positive energy which requires the building to generate more energy than it uses. The project is also pursuing the City of Seattle’s water requirement of no potable water use for irrigation, toilet flushing, and a few other uses, as well as the Living Building Challenge Beauty and Place Petals.
The site includes approximately 207 units, 2,500 square feet of shell and core retail space in the ground floor podium, and up to 67,500 square feet of underground parking, providing approximately 200,000 square feet of the gross project area. The project is also pursuing LEED v4 for Homes Multifamily Midrise Certification at the Gold level. Rushing’s full suite of services is behind this integrative effort, providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering as well as sustainability consulting, energy and commissioning services, and lighting design.