At its June 3 meeting, the Sequim City Council received a detailed presentation on the definition of a “high-performance” building and how to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification on the proposed city hall/police station.
The project’s consultant, Court Olson of Optimum Building Consultants of Bellevue, recommended the city seek to build a structure that is both highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
“I think the more you go toward energy efficiency today, the more likely the building will be code compliant in 2021,” Olson said.
In other business, the council unanimously approved purchasing a house at 171 W. Spruce St. for $193,100. That site and the pending purchase of a house at 191 W. Spruce St. will allow the properties to be used for ingress and egress parking for the city hall/police station.