Research Project:

UW Population Health Building


Artist’s rendering of the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health at the University of Washington

The Hans Rosling Population Health Facility (PHF) is a nine-story, 390,000 gross square foot building at the University of Washington (UW). The project team asked the CLF to determine if the designed building could meet the requirements of LEED’s whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) credit.  The CLF compared the as-built designed building with a benchmark proxy building and found that yes, the as-built building did meet the requirements for the WBLCA credit, justifying the LEED points that the project team was pursuing.

More information about the PHF design can be found here.



The following individuals on the building project team assisted by providing information for the LCA:

  • KPFF:
    • Jessica Westermeyer, Project Engineer
  • Miller Hull:
    • Kristen Dotson, Sustainability Services Director
    • Alex Wolfrum, Architect
    • Chris Hellstern, Living Building Challenge Services Director
    • Maaike Post, Architect
  • Lease Crutcher Lewis:
    • Duncan Howard, Project Engineer
    • Charity MacDowell, Project Engineer

The research team would also like to recognize Laleh Amany and Jim Ditto, both of whom were Masters students at the University of Washington and assisted with this project.

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