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  • Achievement Award/First SeaGreen Project, Seattle Office of Housing - 2003

  • Power Player Award for Outstanding Achievement, Seattle City Light - 2003

  • Meritorious Achievement Award, Nat'l Assoc. of Local Housing Finance Agencies - 2003

  • Lobby & Main Floor

                 sBeautiful entry way tile by a local artist.

                 sLarge and inviting windows welcome guests and potential residents.

                 sSeating area for tenants to gather, social, and people-watch.

    sGearless traction elevator (projected to save $2000 per year in electricity).


    sSmall meeting area for staff, tenants, and professional colleagues.

    Permanent Housing for Men and Women

    s1-bedroom and studio apartments with some views toward Puget Sound and overlooking the community deck.

    sLow flow plumbing fixtures reduce water use by 33% and energy for hot water by 13%.

    sFluorescent lighting is used throughout the building to reduce electric consumption

    Second Floor—Transitional Housing for 12 Homeless Men in Early Recovery

    sThese SRO (single room occupancy) apartments are fully furnished with a micro     wave, small refrigerator, bed, table, chairs, dresser, and bookshelves, as well as bathrooms.

    sThe large community kitchen and lounge are for community activities that build a network of support for clean & sober lifestyles.

    sOutdoor deck– there are two entries to the lovely outdoor deck. This provides a place   where tenants can be outside but safe from potential relapse situations.


    Traugott Terrace - Back Deck

    Traugott Terrace is the first LEED certified affordable housing project in the United States. The project was designed to the standards of the Seattle City Light Built Smart program which provides incentive monies for envelope, system and lighting upgrades that reduce electric consumption. Midway through construction documents, the opportunity to push the project further towards sustainable design was instigated by the availability of funding from the City of Seattleメs LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Pilot Incentive Program, funded by Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. While public projects (over 5,000 sq ft) in Seattle are now required to achieve a LEED Silver rating, the incentive program encourages private sector participation in LEED by providing funding for associated soft costs (application fees, energy modeling, design charette, etc). The City funding was supplemented with grant monies from the Environmental Works internal grant-funded sustainability initiative. The project team received LEED certification for this building in spring of 2004.