How can a Recycling and Transfer Station reach for net zero energy, LBC Petal, and Full certification?

South County Recycling and Transfer Station (SCRTS)

McLennan Design is serving as the sustainability consultant for replacement of the King County Solid Waste Division’s South County Recycling and Transfer Station being designed by HDR’s Solid Waste Group. MD will be working with the stakeholders to evaluate the potential for net zero energy and LBC Full and Petal certification, beyond the minimum LEED Platinum certification level requirement. The new facility will replace an outdated County Transfer Station that lacks best practice advanced material recovery systems and is unable to meet the recycling and waste transfer demand. This project is highly innovative in that it will be one of the first to participate in the new King County Council policy mandating the evaluation of high-performance building certification system options including Zero Energy Certification and Living Building Challenge certification.

Client  King County Department of Natural Resources
Location  Algona, Washington
Year  ongoing
Certifications  Targeting LEED Platinum, and evaluating Zero Energy Certification, LBC
Design/Project Team  Jason Wilkinson, Lead Sustainability Consultant