The SIERR Building
The Spokane Inland Empire Railroad, otherwise known as the SIERR Building, is an award-winning 2-story historic building that has become a beloved member of the Spokane community. Its location has been significant in the history of Spokane’s commerce and innovation.
This turn of the century landmark has been given a bright future due to Emerald Initiative’s renovation, including updating both floor plates and infrastructure, creating a green office environment serviced by the latest in energy efficient construction and infrastructure.
This building adaptively repurposed a 100+ year old former rail repair facility into a modern multi-tenant building that utilizes an innovative closed Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) to heat and cool the building in an uber-efficient manner that relies on the earth as a heat sink. This system, along with other technologies, have enabled the historic brick building to achieve LEED Gold certification despite its voluminous 30ft ceiling height in the main entry common area running North/South.
- Office or Academic Space
- 55,000 Square Feet
- Ground-source heat pumps
- LEED Gold
- Rainwater harvesting system