Sustainable Living breaks ground on new residential project in US

WCN Editorial Team 11 Jun 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Building technology company Sustainable Living Innovations (SLI) has broken ground on 303 Battery in Seattle, Washington, US, commencing construction of the residential project.

The new 15-storey development is expected to become the world’s first net zero energy high-rise apartment building.

The multifamily tower will have 112 units, of which 27 units will be selected as affordable.

SLI has planned to use its tech-enabled building technology system for the construction of 303 Battery.

The new building will feature solar panels on its roof, underfloor radiant heating in units, regenerative gear elevators, captured rainwater and reclaimed gray water, and exterior walls and balconies.

303 Battery will also feature daylight sensors to lower power usage in the building.

The rented apartments in the new building will include floor-to-ceiling glass walls, acoustics, private balconies in each unit, as well as app-controlled blinds, thermostats, lighting and locks.

Construction work on the project is expected to be completed more quickly compared to a conventionally constructed building.

The new development is expected to be ready for occupancy next year.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Anne Durkan said: “Greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector are the second largest contributor to climate pollution, and our communities of colour regularly bear the disproportionate brunt of its negative impact.

“The 303 Battery Building is on the leading edge of green design and construction, helping us to meet Seattle’s climate goals and create a healthier city, while also addressing our affordable housing crisis.”

SLI is currently working on four other multifamily properties, Sacred Medicine House, DESC Greenlake, 615 Dexter and Yesler Terrace, in Seattle.

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Sustainable Living Innovations breaks ground on the world’s first net zero energy high-rise apartment building in the US. Credit: berariu mirel from Pixabay.

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