Sustainable design has been an important component of Notkin's projects for many years. Our primary goal is to provide a comfortable environment for building occupants using as little non-renewable energy as possible. This means constructing a building with HVAC and plumbing materials that require the least amount of energy to produce and maintain. It also means designing a system with renewable materials that do as little damage to the environment as possible during their manufacture. As an example, Notkin engineers specify materials that are recyclable or biodegradable and choose systems and fuels that add little or no pollutants to the environment. We also ensure that waste is minimized during the construction process. Overall, we design systems with flexibility in mind to reduce future changes, both saving the owner costs and our future resources.
Meeting Sustainability Requirements
A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Notkin offers consulting support to owners, architects and other building team members in implementing the LEED® Green Building Rating system and principles of the Green Guide for Health Care. Staff are also expert in providing necessary documentation and procuring cost saving rebates available through utility agencies.
Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, first Gold-rated project for City of Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation. Completion: 2003.
Seattle Public Utilities Operations Command Center Upgrade (LEED-CI). Completion: 2007.
Everett Community College Student Fitness Center. Completion: 2010.
Olympic College Humanities and Student Services Building, Bremerton, WA (LEED-NC v2.1). Completion: 2010.
UW Foster School of Business Business Hall, Seattle, WA (LEED-NC v2.2). Completion: 2012.
UW Foster School of Business PACCAR Hall, Seattle, WA (LEED-NC v2.2). Completion: 2010.
Whole Barracks Renewal Dining Facility, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA (LEED-NC v2.2). Completion: 2012.
Winder Family Medical Clinic/Fulton Dental Clinic + Addition , Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA (LEED-NC v2.2). Completion: 2011.
Green River Community College Salish Hall (LEED-NC v2.2): Completion: 2010.
High Point Community Center Renovation and Expansion, City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. Completion: 2004.
Sammamish Commons, City of Sammamish. Completion: 2006.
Fire Station 10 Replacement, City of Seattle. Completion: 2007.
Everett Community College Gray Wolf Hall. Completion: 2008.
Sector San Francisco Interagency Operations Center, Yerba Buena Island, CA (LEED-NC v2009). Completion: 2010.
Special Operations Force Indoor Baffle Range, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA (LEED NC v2.2). Completion: Completion: 2010.
P-301 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ), NBK Bremerton. Completion: 2005.
P-403 Ocean Engineering Support Facility, NBK Bremerton (LEED CI). Completion: 2009.
Other Sustainable Design Projects
Lynnwood High School, Lynnwood, WA
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Firstenburg Tower, Vancouver, WA
UW William H. Foege Building, Seattle, WA
WSU Biotechnology/Life Science Building, Pullman, WA
Notkin is also recognized by ACEC/American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington for using sustainable design principles for the Museum of Glass, Experience Music Project and Benaroya Hall.