Seattle, WA / 1,000,000 SF
Specifically designed to complement the soon-to-be expansion of the Washington State Convention Center, 8th & Howell’s completion will provide 1,264 luxury hotel rooms to visiting guests. The hotel will include underground parking, street-level restaurants and retail, as well as a 7-story podium level featuring banquet and ballroom space, high-end meeting rooms, and a banquet-capacity commercial kitchen. The project is striving for LEED Gold certification and its energy efficient design will be one of the first projects of its size designed to meet the 2012 Energy Code. At the heart of the efficiency initiative is the presence of an ICONICS Energy Dashboard. This tool monitors and controls energy usage to match the baseline established in the original design and gives the building owner real time data to determine whether or not the building is operating at optimal efficiency. Adjustments can then be made based on the data delivered to flag systems in need of repair and to ensure the building operates at peak performance.