Sporting a Green Look: Engineering the headquarters for Brooks Sports in Fremont, Washington
DCI Engineers is providing the structural engineering design for this 225,000-sf green building located in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont. This building is a part of Seattle’s Deep Green Pilot program which requires buildings to cut down their energy and water use by requiring structural elements to have the ability to capture and reuse at least 50% of the onsite storm water among other Living Building Challenge requirements. Stone34 will feature a 76,000-gallon container on the roof which will work to catch rainwater that will be reused throughout the building. Stone34 has been designed to efficiently heat and cool the building using hydronic plates and chill beams. The building encourages commuters to use bicycles by providing racks as well as showers and changing rooms.
- Stone34 is the first Living Building for the Seattle Deep Green Pilot program.
- 7, 500-sf of green roof space which includes solar panels, green trays, and patio area.
- Post-tensioned concrete construction with wide shallow beams provides column free interior space.