Saturday, April 16, 2011
|Bastyr Student Village housing|
The student housing complex will be open to visitors this weekend, April 16-17 as part of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Green Home Tour.
The student housing complex will be honored with King County's Green Globe Award as a "Leader in Sustainable Building Program" at the King County Earth Day Expo Friday, April 22, 2011.
The award, presented by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, is given by the county every two years and recognizes projects that excel in leadership and activities that foster stewardship by protecting the environment, managing natural resources and benefiting the community.
The Student Village has received numerous awards and certifications since opening in 2010. Last September, it earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, becoming the first student housing project on the west coast to receive the highest green building classification.
In November, the Student Village won the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Outstanding Multifamily Project in the 2010 LEED for Homes Awards, announced at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago, IL.