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The City of Tacoma is looking for someone to build their Center for Urban Waters to the greenest of standards.
Located on the east side of the Foss Waterway, the City wants the building to achieve a platinum rating from the Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a rating only given out about 100 times worldwide.
And there’s already a budget set aside for the project: a cool $40 million. That said, they don’t know know if they can do it for that amount. From the Tribune:
If no one promises to build it for under $40 million, the city will either have to go back to the drawing board or decide whether to scrape up more money. The latter will be a tough sell during a biennium when tax revenues are expected to dip and the city will likely need to use some reserve money to patch the budget.
Still, Anderson said the initial price tag isn’t the only factor.
“The consideration needs to be in two directions – differences in initial costs and differences in long-term costs,” he said.
The request for bids goes out at the end of the month.
So if you’re a green builder, and you could use $40 million dollars right now, we’ve got a City we’d like you to meet.
Link to The News Tribune
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