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Leavitt Building
301 116th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
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The Leavitt Building is a five story Class B office complex built in 1979.  The City of Bellevue purchased the Leavitt Building in 1991 with the goals of expanding the central administrative campus, consolidating a number of staff workgroups, and providing an efficient customer service venue for its citizens.  The facility houses private tenants, employees from six municipal departments, and the city's traffic computer operations.  During the past ten years, the building has undergone a number of improvements to its infrastructure including an award-winning structural-seismic upgrade and system improvements focusing on energy conservation. Independent energy consultants performed an audit and cost-benefit analysis on the building.  On their recommendation, lighting fixtures were retrofitted with electronic ballasts and energy efficient lamps, lighting control systems were installed, low-volume restroom fixtures were installed, and HVAC projects focused on an energy management system and digital control upgrades.  Infra-red scans of the facility also identified the need for exterior glass resealing and roof replacement with increased insulation ratings.  Grants were secured via Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a local utility company, to help offset costs for these worthwhile projects.  Puget Sound Energy audits have confirmed that the past decade of conscientious energy management has been the primary reason for a steady drop in energy consumption.  A proactive employee education program has also contributed to the success in conservation efforts.  By applying for and obtaining the ENERGY STAR label, the City of Bellevue has shown it can operate an administrative facility efficiently and effectively while maintaining the comfort and productivity of the occupants.  




"The City of Bellevue has been focusing on electricity and natural gas energy efficiency for the past 10 years. From 1993 through 1998, energy use has been cut by 37% in general city facilities as a result of proactive conservation projects." --

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by City of Bellevue 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.

Building Owner:*
City of Bellevue

Property Manager:*
City of Bellevue

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (79)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 71129 sf

Year Constructed: 1979

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems