Cypress achieves LEED Platinum certification

We are thrilled to announce that Cypress has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the USGBC, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable. Cypress achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Cypress is a mixed-use project with 237 units located in Seattle’s Yesler neighborhood, which is transforming into a diverse and vibrant mixed-income community. The project’s design emphasizes letting the outside in, seeking to maximize residents’ experience of the outdoors using a thoughtful approach to natural light and a number of amenities. Cypress focuses on creating an “outside in” relationship with nature; giving residents the ability to enjoy and experience the outdoors in all weather conditions.

“Transforming our buildings and spaces happens one project at a time. Cypress understands the value of LEED and has shown extraordinary leadership in reshaping the market,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “The success of LEED is due to the partnership and support of those committed to advancing green building and sustainability. Each new LEED certification brings us one step closer to revolutionizing the spaces where we live, learn, work and play.”

About the U.S. Green Building Council: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a healthy, resilient and equitable future for all through the development of green buildings, cities and communities. For more than 20 years, USGBC has been advancing green building practices through the development of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building program.