mg_3151-300x172It’s time for the Daily Journal of Commerce Building of the Year contest! DJC staffers have selected 10 new buildings in the Seattle area as candidates for the award. The list includes the Bellevue Youth Theater at Crossroads Park in Bellevue, for which Ecotope performed HVAC and plumbing design, energy modeling, and LEED support. The Bellevue Youth Theater building includes an earth-sheltered, super insulated envelope with a vertical bore ground source heat pump for heating, cooling, and domestic hot water production. The HVAC system was integrated with the architecture for a seamless and extraordinarily quiet design, encouraging focus on the theater and not the mechanical system! Cast a vote for the Bellevue Youth Theater! For more information visit and