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Henry M. Jackson Federal Building
915 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98174
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The Henry M. Jackson Federal Building (JFB) was constructed in 1974 and is located in downtown Seattle, WA. The JFB, along with the historic Federal Office Building (FOB), provide the core of the federal government's presence in the downtown Seattle area. The JFB is the largest federal office building in the Pacific Northwest region.


The JFB is a 37-story high-rise building. The property covers an entire city block that descends toward the piers and waterfront of Elliott Bay of the greater Puget Sound. There are 34 floors of occupied space, three mechanical floors, an interior parking garage, a loading dock with additional parking, and a bank of elevators. In October and November of 2007, the elevator bank was renovated and its antiquated systems were upgraded, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in the amount of energy used to power the cars. Facility managers performed an energy study of the buildings heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, which helped them to identify underperforming areas of the building and allowed them to make adjustments in energy use accordingly. Traditional electric sliding doors in the JFBs lobby were replaced with revolving doors to better conserve heated or cooled air. To promote continued energy performance improvements, the buildings facility managers hold quarterly tenant meetings in which they urge using energy-efficient practices such as turning off computers and monitors when not in use and turning off lights in unoccupied rooms.

The building is owned and managed by the General Services Administration.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by US General Services Administration or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Federal Building

Building Owner:*
US General Services Administration

Property Manager:*
US General Services Administration

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (81)
2009 (80)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 848028 sf

Year Constructed: 1973

Contract Type: None

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