Ellie Passivhaus

320 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Architect: Balance Architects

Ellie Passivhaus is a 66 unit urban infill apartment project located in the heart of lower Queen Anne, one block from Key Arena ($600M planned renovation). The project is a Passive House design which is considered a higher standard of building than LEED. Using highly insulated design principals that makes the building envelope air tight, the building is able to maintain consistent thermal comfort year-round with the assistance of a heat exchange ventilation system and high-performance windows. This design lowers total energy consumption up to 80-90% and provides a healthier quality of life to the residents through consistently fresh air. The Ellie Passivhaus project was 35% above the Priority Green requirement for Seattle’s permit process and it nearly meets the threshold for being entirely ‘Net-Zero Energy’. This reduces the cost of electricity for the building up to 50%.

This project is in one of Seattle’s most desirable neighborhoods near the base of the newly revamped Space Needle ($100M Renovation). In addition to the Space Needle, the site is walking distance to many of Seattle’s most well-known landmarks, including the Seattle Center, Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden, and over a dozen nearby parks. Beyond neighboring some of Seattle’s most popular attractions, this site is surrounded by Queen Anne, Belltown, and South Lake Union, which are often described as three of the top residential neighborhoods in the entire Puget Sound.

Getting around Queen Anne is a breeze with all the staples right outside your doorstep. Public transportation, usually a lowlight in someone’s day, is quick and simple. The Rapid Ride ‘D Line’ connects the CBD to Queen Anne, then continues along 15th Avenue W to Ballard, and the 2 and 13 routes will give you a lift up daunting Queen Anne Hill. In the not too distant future, the Link Lightrail will open a stop at the Seattle Center & Denny Way.

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