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 our new north building which includes 65 units of affordable housing.
Our new building, HopeWorks Station North is ultra-green. 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 virtual tour below to learn more about this innovative building. There is also more information 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 has been voted winners of the 2022 Urban Land Institute Americas Awards for Excellence. This means HWSN will be submitted to the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, along with the winners of the 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Awards and ULI Europe Awards.
HopeWorks Station goes Green and Platinum
In June of 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.