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Hyatt Regency Seattle Sustainability Features
- Amenities provided in dispensers in the guestrooms rather than individual containers, saving over 1 million plastic bottles from ending up in the landfill.
- The housing project the Hyatt Regency Seattle has supported will provide affordable housing to 160 low and moderate income families for 50 years, and is located in downtown Seattle.
- The project is pursuing certification under the LEED for New Construction 2009 rating system.
Win-win for Density and Conservation:
- This project has permanently protected 5,285 acres of forest and 5 acres of local farmland as part of King County’s transfer of development rights (TDR) program.
- By participating in this TDR program, the project supported regional development goals by increasing density in existing urbanized areas while conserving forests in perpetuity and compensating landowners for protecting forests.
Well-connected with Transit Options:
- The project is located within a few blocks of a light rail station with direct service to the airport, a streetcar stop, two bus rapid transit stops and dozens of bus lines with all-day service.
- The building has secure bike storage for 136 bikes and shower facilities for hotel and retail staff.
- The building provides Level 2 (faster) chargers for electric vehicles as well as preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles.
Keeping Urban Cool:
- To reduce the urban heat island effect, almost 90% of the hotel’s parking is underground and the project’s light-colored roof reduces the urban heat island effect and cooling costs.
Improving Comfort and Health:
- The building provides 30% more fresh air ventilation than the minimum standard amount.
- The mechanical system meets industry standards for thermal comfort.
- Efficient mechanical and lighting systems reduce the building’s energy usage 18% compared to a conventional baseline building. Notable strategies contributing to energy efficiency include:
- Heat recovery chillers that use “waste” heat from the chiller to heat hotel spaces.
- Occupancy sensors automatically increase lighting from 50% to full illumination levels in stairways and the garage only when there are occupants in the space.
- Sensors in kitchen hoods can automatically ramp down exhaust rates to 60% of the full rate when there is no cooking or low usage.
- Highly energy efficient escalators exceed requirements of the Seattle Energy Code.
- Highly efficient process fans, such as garage, laundry and storage room fans exceed the requirements of the Seattle Energy Code.
- A highly efficient laundry system captures both heat and water after use, reducing the need for additional energy to preheat incoming water to the laundry system.
Water Efficiency Inside and Out:
- High efficient fixtures in public areas reduce water consumption by 33%.
- After plants are established, the landscaping will not require on-going irrigation.
Regionally Sourced, Recycled Content:
- The project selected regionally sourced and regionally manufactured materials for over 20% of the building products. These include concrete, cement, rebar and precast concrete panels. Regional sourcing reduces transportation greenhouse gas emissions and supports local and regional businesses.
- Over 20% of building products contain recycled content, including structural steel and rebar.
- The project selected many materials and building products that publically discloses environment impacts through third party reviewed Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs supports transparency and helped the team select the best long-term choices for the project.
- Many products have Health Product Declarations (HPDs); this information allowed the design team to choose materials that support healthier interiors.
Clean and Green:
- The hotel has committed to a green cleaning policy procurement policy that reduces hazards from cleaning products, reduces packaging waste and helps maintain indoor air quality.