Sustainability is Embedded in Our DNA

HopeWorks embeds sustainability in our work and where we work at HopeWorks Station. The two buildings that create our campus both have features that help reduce our impact on the environment. In our work, we train our staff, trainees, and residents of Housing Hope’s Station Place in sustainability practices. Station Place is part of HopeWorks Station North, which includes 65 units of affordable housing. It is a demonstration project where affordable housing, workforce development and job training combine with sustainability elements that help people, planet, and prosperity.

Watch our introductory tour to learn more about this innovative building. There is more information below about the many aspects that make this building amazing.

International Living Building Institute’s Living Building Challenge

HopeWorks Station participated in the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous building standard designed to create spaces that give more than they take. Using the metaphor of a flower, the Living Building Challenge is organized into seven performance areas. Beauty, Energy, Equity, Health & Happiness, Materials, Place, and Water. HopeWorks Station is focused on three: Beauty, Energy, and Place.


Beauty is about elevating the human spirit by integrating public art and inspirational spaces.


Energy is about moving from polluting energy to renewable sources such as solar.


Place is about connection to a healthy natural environment, human powered mobility, food sources, and transit.

Among the Top Ten Finalists in the Nation

HopeWorks Station North was voted a winner of the 2022 Urban Land Institute Americas Awards for Excellence. This means HWSN was submitted to the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, along with the winners of the 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Awards and ULI Europe Awards.

Text, reads "2022 Winner - ULI Americas Awards for Excellence."
Photo of the LEED Platinum certification marker on HopeWorks Station North.

HopeWorks Station goes Green and Platinum

In June 2020, HopeWorks Station North achieved the highest green building certification; LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum.

Station North is the first building in Everett to reach this standard.

LEED provides a framework to promote energy and water conservation, indoor environmental quality, waste reduction, and strategies to reduce carbon footprint through focusing development in denser, more walk-able settings.

Benefits of LEED certification include reduced environmental impact, healthier and more productive places, financial benefits including decreased utility costs.