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800 Fifth Avenue
800 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
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Developed, owned, and managed by Hines, Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza is a 42-story, 1.2 million-square-foot office building in downtown Seattle, Washington. Designed by 3D/International, the building was completed in 1981 and features an exterior clad in aluminum banded with lightly tinted gray glass windows. These windows admit glimpses of structural cross-bracing behind the fa?ade. Tenant amenities include a landscaped public plaza, 17,000 square feet of retail space, and below-grade parking for 575 cars. Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza received the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) award in 1989.


Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance through extensive retrofitting to building systems. Existing fluorescent light fixtures were upgraded with T8 lamps and electronic ballasts, and incandescent bulbs were replaced with high-efficiency compact fluorescent lamps. Building climate control was updated as well, with the installation of a Johnson Controls Metasys system allowing real-time control of chillers, air handling units, and mixing boxes. The installation of capacitors on chillers, pumps, and fans increased their power, while variable frequency drivers (VFDs) installed on the air handling units and cooling tower fans allow their operating speed (and energy consumption) to vary according to building demand. Furthermore, industry standards for interior environmental quality were handily exceeded by increasing the capacity of outside air supply fans and by installing larger distribution dampers.


Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards. For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by 800 Fifth Avenue Partners Owners LLC 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:*
800 Fifth Avenue Partners Owners LLC

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (96)
2002 (84)
2003 (93)
2005 (91)
2006 (91)
2007 (91)
2008 (87)
2009 (90)
2010 (100)
2011 (100)
2012 (100)
2013 (93)
2014 (92)
2015 (93)
2016 (94)
2017 (95)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1000485 sf

Year Constructed: 1981

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting