Welcome to Seattle’s first sustainable condominium/hotel community,
with everything under one green roof.
Living in a green home offers benefits to residents and to the planet. Olive 8 is the first LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified condominium/hotel building in Seattle. LEED is the most widely-recognized national green building standard and ensures a healthier home. Olive 8’s many cutting-edge, environmentally-friendly features result in 36% less water usage (an approximate savings of 2.4 million gallons per year) and 23% less power usage. Both Hyatt and Olive 8 have fully embraced a seamless green building ethos and sustainable practices.
Green features include:
- One of the largest green roofs in Seattle, providing crucial urban habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.
- The green roof reduces storm water runoff to city sewers, as well as the amount of pollution entering local rivers, streams and Puget Sound.
Water + Energy
- Plumbing fixtures conserve water yet look and function like conventional fixtures.
- Low-chemical mechanical water system lowers potable water usage.
- Estimated water savings of 2.4 million gallons per year.
- Energy Star-rated appliances use less energy and water.
- Green energy credits purchased by Olive 8 will primarily be used to support the development of wind farms.
- More than 96% of construction waste was diverted through recycling or re-use.
- Comprehensive ongoing recycling/re-use program.
- Green housekeeping practices standard.
- Green dry cleaning services provided through the hotel.
Air + Light
- Low- or no-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) finishes do not off-gas and provide for healthier indoor air.
- Non-smoking throughout the hotel and all public areas.
- Over 75% access to daylight in regularly occupied areas.
- 90% of regularly occupied spaces have views to the outside.
- Sound Transit is just two blocks away and offers an easy 15-minute commute to the airport.
- Freeway entrances and exits are within blocks of the building.
- Easy access to a wealth of downtown amenities on foot or via free bus service.
- Preferred parking spaces for highly fuel-efficient vehicles and outlets for electric cars.
- WalkScore.com gives Olive 8 a perfect score and rates it a "Walker's Paradise."
Olive 8 is the first Seattle building to participate in King County’s Transfer of Development Rights program. In exchange for building higher, the developer contributed nearly $1 million to preserve 284 acres on Sugarloaf Mountain in rural King County, as well as vital salmon habitat.