Google Kirkland campus earns ENR’s Best of the Best Green Project

GOv. Jay Inslee and Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen cut the ribbon during the grand opening on the Kirkland Google campus. Reporter file photo

Google Kirkland Campus Building D has been selected as the “Best of the Best Green Project” for ENR’s Best of the Best Projects Competition – one of two projects honored from the Northwest. ENR.com (Engineering News-Record) is the elite guidebook and authority for the construction industry encompassing architecture, construction and engineering.

All of the parties involved – SRM Development as the core and shell developer, Foushee & Associates Co as the general contractor for the tenant improvements, DLR Group as the lead design firm along with Google and CBRE Group playing key roles in the overall development – are extremely proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish with this project.

“This clearly was a collaboration not only with the groups mentioned but also with the City of Kirkland,” said SRM Development Development Manager Dave Tomson. “Without that private public partnership with the City of Kirkland, none of this would’ve been possible.”

Now one of the cleanest sites in Kirkland, the Google Kirkland Campus includes a highly efficient HVAC system including a zoned chilled beam system for temperature control, a solar farm on the roof, an onsite rainwater collection system that is connected to plumbing for flushing and irrigation which contributes to a 76 percent water savings, and materials, such as wood reclaimed from the cleanup of the brownfield site, non-toxic finishes and many high recycled-content products.