The Catalyst Building represents a needed step forward for our built environment. The 159,000 square-foot building is one of the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings in the nation and is on target to be one of the largest zero-carbon and zero-energy buildings ever certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). This office and academic building is home to a public-private community focused on energy innovation.
The Catalyst Building is constructed with 4,000 cubic meters of locally manufactured CLT panels. Using CLT instead of less sustainable steel and concrete avoids 1,437 metric tons of carbon while sequestering another 3,713 metric tons of carbon within the structure itself. A renewable resource, U.S. and Canadian forests can regrow that 4,000 cubic meters of CLT in just 11 minutes.
The Scott Morris Center for Energy Innovation is the Catalyst’s brainy neighbor and other half. This 40,000-square-foot companion to the Catalyst building houses a central energy plant that delivers clean, shared energy to all buildings within the South Landing development. The four-story Morris Center also features office, research, and retail space.
The Spokane Eco District creates a new model for neighborhood-scale shared energy systems, where buildings to operate in a grid-optimized manner that leads to a reliable and affordable clean energy future for all.
C Block is the next phase of the South Landing neighborhood. As currently
designed, the site will include 250,000 square feet of office and academic
space across two buildings with the ability to expand and accommodate up
to 400,000 square feet. C Block will continue to push South Landing toward
becoming the smartest five blocks in the world and, like Catalyst and the
Morris Center, will be among the healthiest and most sustainable buildings
Check back for more information on this development soon.