By David Rosen
A brand new apartment complex in West Seattle, The Vue at 3261 SW Avalon Way, is pursuing LEED Gold Certification, meaning the project was built to the second highest of certified environmental standards. The Vue will be the first LEED for Homes apartment building in West Seattle and there are only 14 other LEED Gold or Platinum apartment buildings in the city of Seattle to date. By being the first LEED Gold building in West Seattle, The Vue hopes to set the LEED standard for future developments in the area.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary rating system administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). USGBC is a non-profit organization that promotes the design and construction of high performance green buildings.More ›