South Landing EcoDistrict wins 'Sustainable Development of the Year' award

<p><p>Spokane’s South Landing EcoDistrict took home a top award at a recent ceremony showcasing commercial real estate projects in the state.</p></p><p><p>The South Landing EcoDistrict was named Sustainable Development of the Year by NAIOP Washington State at its annual Night of the Stars ceremony last week.</p></p><p><p>The NAIOP (National Association for Industrial and Office Parks) is a commercial real estate association whose membership includes more than 19,000 developers, property owners and investors nationwide.</p></p><p><p>Avista Development and McKinstry developed the South Landing EcoDistrict in collaboration with former California-based construction company Katerra, Eastern Washington University, Michael Green Architecture, Edo and Emerald Initiative.</p></p><p><p>“South Landing is a transformative new development spurring the construction industry to innovate the waste and climate harm out of the built environment,” Allie Teplicky, principal at Emerald Initiative, said in a statement. “We’re honored that NAIOPWA recognized South Landing as standing alone in the sustainable development category this year.”</p></p><p><p>The South Landing EcoDistrict is anchored by the five-story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst Building, which is one of the largest zero-energy buildings in the nation.</p></p><p><p>The Catalyst Building, completed last year, was built using 4,000 cubic meters of cross-laminated timber.</p></p><p><p>The building has a rooftop solar photovoltaic array that generates more than 300,000 kilowatts of power per year.</p></p><p><p>The EcoDistrict also includes the Scott Morris Center for Energy Innovation, a 40,000-square-foot building that has a central energy plant delivering power to buildings within the South Landing development.</p></p>