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South Landing EcoDistrict Earns NAIOP Sustainable Development of the Year Honors

Spokane’s South Landing EcoDistrict was named Sustainable Development of the Year by NAIOP Washington State at the association’s 2021 Night of the Stars awards ceremony. South Landing is a collaborative effort of industry partners (including Emerald Initiative, McKinstry, Avista, Edo, Michael Green Architecture and Eastern Washington University) that proves zero-energy and zero-carbon buildings are possible in any market at zero-cost premium.

Anchoring the South Landing EcoDistrict, the five-story 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building demonstrates new building techniques, materials and a sustainable shared energy model. Its goal is to be one of the largest zero-energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero-carbon buildings that will be certified by the International Living Future Institute.

“South Landing is a transformative new development spurring the construction industry to innovate the waste and climate harm out of the built environment,” said Allie Teplicky, principal at Emerald Initiative. “We’re honored that NAIOP-WA recognized South Landing as standing alone in the sustainable development category this year. It has been incredibly rewarding to partner with Eastern Washington University to help them reach their sustainability goals.”

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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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