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South Landing

South Landing is More Than Just Another Commercial Development

Anchoring the South Landing EcoDistrict in Spokane, the five-story 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building was constructed using locally manufactured cross-laminated timber panels (CLT) as a structural building material which offers large-scale long-term carbon sequestration. The more than 4,000 cubic meters of CLT within Catalyst is enough to store the equivalent of 3,713 metric tons of carbon dioxide and eliminate enough steel and concrete to avoid 1,437 metric tons of carbon.

The building also features a substantial rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array. Catalyst generates 300,000 kWh/year, with the remaining renewable energy needs provided via rooftop solar on the Morris Center and additional offsite solar PV arrays.

“South Landing is more than just another commercial development. It’s a partnership with the local community,” says Allie Teplicky, principal at Emerald Initiative. “It is an extension of Spokane’s innovation sector, the city’s University District and symbolizes Spokane’s continued emergence as a thriving urban economy. It will provide new opportunities to attract and grow innovative businesses while enhancing the economic and community vitality of the region.”

Next door, the four-story 40,000-square-foot Scott Morris Center for Energy Innovation houses an all-electric central energy plant that delivers clean shared energy to all buildings within the South Landing development through an innovative EcoDistrict.

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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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