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March 10, 2023

McKinstry Honored at 2023 ASHRAE Technology Awards for Expedia and Washington State University Projects

Awards recognize innovation and design excellence for building systems.

SEATTLE, Wash. (March 10, 2023) – The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) awarded McKinstry two, second-place technology awards for Expedia’s Seattle Headquarters and Washington State University’s North Puget Sound campus.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who successfully apply innovative building designs, incorporating ASHRAE standards for effective energy management, indoor air quality and overall innovative systems design.

The Expedia Campus and Central Plant Renovation in Seattle converted an existing research campus into a new headquarters. The existing architecture and utility plant were retrofitted to meet the new programming and performance goals. This included adding a building envelope to the existing architecture and installing high-efficiency building systems. Thanks to our partners at GLY Construction for their partnership in bringing Expedia’s vision to life!

The Washington State University project created an efficient and sustainable new home for the university’s North Puget Sound campus in Everett, Washington. The LEED Gold-certified facility is powered by an all-electric heat pump plan and supplemented by a 78 kW rooftop photovoltaic array. The building also utilizes a heat recovery system from the building’s data center to provide radiant slab heating to the Innovation Forum, a four-story atrium at the heart of the building. Other unique features include a 20,000-gallon cistern that captures rainwater and repurposes the water for 100% of the toilet and urinal flushing demand between September and June. This zero-energy-ready space was delivered by our partners at Hoffman Construction Company.

Congratulations to the clients, partners and project teams on this exciting achievement!


Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

The Society is showcasing integrated building solutions and sustainability in action through the opening of the ASHRAE Global Headquarters building in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit ashrae.org and connect on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitterand YouTube.

About McKinstry

McKinstry is a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings. From new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse and energy retrofits, the company provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle. McKinstry focuses on people and outcomes to ensure the built environment serves owners, operators and occupants alike. McKinstry is your trusted partner for the life of your building. Learn more at  www.mckinstry.com.

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