Life at Russell Hall is among the most environmentally efficient in the nation, with a LEED Gold level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This means your home or office will utilize fewer resources than other building options, helping you to minimize your impact on the environment.
35% renewable energy was purchased as part of Russell Hall’s design to offset energy used in the building. All apartments feature Energy Star appliances throughout, which cut utility costs and save environmental resources.
T8 lighting consumes less energy and lasts longer than standard options. Most fixtures use LED bulbs, providing more adaptive light while reducing energy costs. Large windows maximize natural light as well, enhancing health and productivity.
Indoor Air Quality
Low-VOC carpet, adhesives, sealants and paints and Green Seal cleaning products keep hazardous chemicals out of the air you breathe at Russell Hall. Smoke-free policies throughout the building also prevent dangerous second-hand cigarette smoke.
During construction, teams targeted 95% diversion of construction waste from landfills. About 15% of materials were produced locally, helping to sustain the local economy, with about 10% containing recycled content. A tenant recycling program is also in place to minimize ongoing waste.
Numerous bus and light rail options nearby make it easy to commute or travel using public transportation, helping to minimize exhaust emissions. Bicycle storage is available in the building, in addition to vanpool parking and electric vehicle charging stations.
Russell Hall’s green roof retains storm water in the plantings and dirt, reducing the amount of potable water used for irrigation and minimizes runoff pollution into Elliott Bay. Waterless urinals, dual flush toilets and water-efficient shower heads also help to minimize potable water use.
SHOP & EAT
The commercial spaces at Russell Hall feature two of the U-District’s favorite dining spots. Just head down the elevator from your apartment or office to meet friends or pick up quick and easy to-go orders!
Located right in the core of Seattle’s U-District, Russell Hall is just a block off University Avenue (also known as “The Ave.”) and across the street from UW campus. With almost countless restaurants, pubs, shops and entertainment venues surrounding you, you’ll find favorites but never get tired of any one place.
Need to venture out? The U-District is quickly and easily connected to the rest of Seattle by light rail, a multitude of bus lines, ride/bike sharing programs and then some.
Floors two through four Russell Hall are dedicated to office space, offering Seattle businesses a prime location within an energetic retail and academic environment. Located at the gateway to academic talent, you’ll be just steps away from some of Seattle’s best and brightest potential employees – the University of Washington is renowned for its math, computer science, engineering, architecture and medical programs.
- Large windows with views of downtown Seattle, Lake Union, Portage Bay and UW campus
- Parking ratio of 2/1,000 sf with additional parking available
- LEED Gold certified in energy efficiency
- Showers and secure bike storage available
- Ground floor restaurant options, surrounded by additional shopping, dining and academic amenities