Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station Wins NWCCC Green Project Award

NWCCC Green Project Award Team

The Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station in Bellevue, Washington has received the Green Project Award for Innovation and Achievement in Sustainability from the Northwest Construction Consumer Council. 

Officials of King County Washington and the City of Bellevue recently dedicated the new replacement facility, which features technology that reduces environmental impacts, improves customer service and allows customers more recycling and disposal options. It also has many sustainability features that were integrated into the design, construction and operation of the new facility.

Sustainability was key in winning the award, according to Project Manager Mary Shanks. “One of the things that pushed us into the winning category is diversion of construction and demolition debris. We recycled, salvaged, reused or diverted 95 percent of the construction debris generated by the project.”

HDR provided a range of services, including design, for this major transfer station replacement. A large number of HDR staff from multiple offices worked on the $52 million construction project.

The NWCCC is a forum for public and private owners with capital construction programs to learn best practices in project delivery. Council members meet together with their design and construction service providers along with national industry experts for up-to-date information on project delivery innovations.

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