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Blakely Hall Earns First U.S. Green Globes Certification

Blakely Hall, which has earned both Green Globes and LEED certification, features low-flow toilets and fixtures, waterless urinals, locally sourced materials, recycled-content materials, and extensive daylighting, among other green features.

Photo: Courtney Rosenstein
Blakely Hall, a community center and town hall for Issaquah Highlands, a planned community near Seattle, Washington, earned two Globes (out of four possible) in the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes™ green building performance tool in September 2005, making it the first U.S. building to receive Green Globes certification. The 7,000 ft2 (650 m2) building, which includes offices and public space, also earned a LEED® Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council in September. Port Blakely Communities served as developer, and Weber + Thompson served as architect and interior designer. For more information about Green Globes, see


Vol. 14, No. 3.

Published November 1, 2005

Boehland, J. (2005, November 1). Blakely Hall Earns First U.S. Green Globes Certification. Retrieved from

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