Our commitment to sustainability starts with a focus on developing in urban areas, where there is existing infrastructure and a desire for dense development, thus eliminating sprawl and preserving green space.
Vulcan’s thoughtful redevelopment of its 60-acre portfolio in South Lake Union (SLU) is a case study for sustainability done right. SLU became the first LEED certified Neighborhood Development Plan in Washington State, largely due to Vulcan’s green development practices that include 25 LEED certified buildings and $30 million invested to date in environmental remediation to clean up more than 35 acres within the former industrial neighborhood. Vulcan also preserved five historic structures and completed one adaptive reuse project, in addition to creating green streets, green roofs, and employing innovative energy and water reduction strategies.
Seeing an opportunity to make an even bigger impact on Seattle, Vulcan Real Estate became a founding member of Seattle 2030 District
, a public-private collaboration of building owners, designers, NGO’s, and local government entities working to significantly reduce building energy use, water use, and carbon emissions in downtown Seattle on a district-wide basis by the year 2030.