Jackson achieves LEED Platinum certification

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

Located in Seattle’s Central Area neighborhood, Jackson includes 532 apartments, retail, and a 25,000-square-foot grocer. The site is organized to provide significant landscaped open space, including in a large public plaza and a mid-block open space aligned with a previously vacated street right-of-way. Jackson features abundant green spaces with diverse plant species chosen for their ability to serve as a habitat for native pollinators. Bioretention planters and water-efficient irrigation ensure that stormwater collected from 80 percent of the project’s footprint will be filtered before entering the watershed, contributing to the development’s Salmon-Safe certification.

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. Jackson achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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.