Seattle Convention Center’s new facility leads with green initiatives
Seattle is the Emerald City, but not simply for the color that emanates from our natural surroundings. To many, Seattle is renowned for its green initiatives, and Summit, Seattle Convention Center’s new facility, follows in that legacy.
Opened to national groups in January 2023, the new building expects to achieve at least LEED Gold certification—and will pursue Platinum certification if funding allows for additional solar panels. Summit has also achieved Salmon-Safe certification, a peer-reviewed program that certifies and monitors projects to improve their benefits to the environment, particularly around restoring urban watersheds.
Even before its doors had opened, the Summit building won vision awards for sustainability. The building’s design prioritizes efficiency, connections with the surrounding neighborhoods, open and engaging public spaces, and a unique experience that embodies Seattle’s special qualities. We can’t wait to share it with you.