Campus Sustainability

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is committed to sustainability, in our classroom buildings and on our surrounding grounds.

The college is a signatory to the American College and University President Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Their purpose it to promote leadership in their communities and throughout society. They model ways to eliminate global warming emissions, spread knowledge, and educate graduates to achieve climate neutrality. LWTech has undertaken several initiatives.

Buildings

All buildings are being constructed following guidelines set by the U.S. Green Building Council Certification program Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The LEED rating is based using strategies to improve performance in energy savings, water efficiency, carbon emissions reduction, improved environmental quality and stewardship of resources.

The Allied Health Building on the Kirkland Campus achieved a Silver rating. It is only a few points away from Gold status. The 83,000-square foot building was completed in April 2011.

The college currently leases out its Redmond Campus Building to the City of Redmond. The building was constructed in 2005. It was LWTech's first to earn the Silver rating. It was also the first in city of Redmond to be constructed that met LEED Silver Standards.

The LEED rating is based using strategies to improve performance in energy savings, water efficiency, and carbon emissions reduction. It also looks at improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources.

All capital projects comply with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) laws and guidelines. 

Facility Operations