Greenfire Mixed-Use Development Sustainable Landscape
The Greenfire Group (http://www.greenfirecampus.com/)
Ballard, Seattle, WA
A new mixed-use development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle incorporates sustainability into every aspect of its users’ daily lives. The Watershed Company created a landscape design complementary to Johnston Architects’ buildings, completing the owners’ vision of a practically sustainable urban campus. Fully integrated green practices minimize resource use through efficiency and recycling, offering residents a life in harmony with the environment. All apartment residents have their own P-patch, kept green by rainwater harvesting. Rainwater is stored in two large cisterns, providing irrigation for the native and drought-tolerant landscape, a water feature, and 3 green roof gardens. Any runoff not captured for irrigation is treated by a central rain garden. Many site materials, including retaining walls and paving, are recycled or salvaged. The Watershed Company provided service from design through construction for the 0.84-acre site.
The Greenfire Campus is the recipient of a 2012 What Makes It Green? Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the 2013 Futurewise Livable Communities Award for Overall Excellence in Commercial Community Development.
Partners: Johnston Architects