- Red Rock Creek Commons Apartments
- Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Museum of Motion Pictures
- Seattle Asian Art Museum
- Cedar Grove
- Refugee Women’s Alliance
- Central City Concern Eastside Health and Recovery Center
- Goodwill Job Training and Education Center
- Pico Branch Library
- Ashland Youth Center
- Los Angeles Community College District’s Pierce College Library/Learning Crossroads
- 12th Avenue Arts
- Los Gatos Library
Refugee Women’s Alliance
Seattle, Washington, United States
The Refugee Women’s Alliance supports women and families from more than 70 countries across the globe. Its services include pre-school, after school activities, college prep, English language classes, job training programs, legal services, mental health counseling, and housing support. As Seattle’s population of refugees has increased, the Refugee Women’s Alliance needed more space, and the Alliance constructed a two-story, 6,000-square-foot addition to the facility, making room for more classrooms, a teen center, meeting rooms, and a flexible gathering space.
Glumac provided fundamental and enhanced commissioning services for the addition. Inspecting the building, Glumac identified some of the variable refrigerant flow fan coil units were designed and installed without filters, reducing efficiency and air quality. Our commissioning agent helped identify new products that would add the filters, without having to remove out duct work and rebuild MEP systems.
Glumac commissioned a number of notable sustainable systems on the facility, including the controlled receptacle system. The facility’s occupancy sensors turn off the electrical receptacles when a person leaves the room. Items that often use unnecessary energy – task lighting, computer monitors, or cell phone chargers without a phone attached to them – get cut off from their electrical sources when not needed.
Another sustainable feature is the energy water and energy metering system in individual classrooms and offices. It collects data so Refugee Women’s Alliance staff can assess the areas of greatest energy efficiency and energy loss in their facility. Glumac is continuing to coordinate the information-gathering from the metering systems.
- Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps with heat recovery
- Dedicated outside air system (DOAS) with heat recovery
- Split system air conditioning units
- Electric water heaters
- Electric/Water meters
- Daylight harvesting photo cells
- Lighting occupancy sensors
- Rooftop package heat pump
- Controlled receptacles
Size: 6,000 sf
Construction Cost: $5.5 million
Start/End Date: May 2017 / February 2019
Owner: Refugee Women’s Alliance
Architect: CAST Architecture
Contractor: Abbott Construction