Spokane’s first net-zero energy building to begin construction

Spokane’s first net-zero energy building to begin construction

Spokane will soon be home to one of the largest net-zero energy buildings in the world, which will be the first of its kind to be created in Spokane.

Standing at five-stories and 150,000 square-feet, the Catalyst building will create a model for the rest of the world to follow, according to Gabe Boeckman, McKinstry’s communications manager.

The new building will serve as the south landing for pedestrians using the University District Gateway Bridge.

Avista development, McKinstry, South landing investors, Katerra and Eastern Washington University will take part in the ground breaking event and representatives will speak during the groundbreaking.

Those speakers include: U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Spokane Mayor David Condon, CEO of Avista Scott Morris, CEO of McKinstry Dean Allen, Eastern Washington University President Dr. Mary Cullinan and President of construction for Katerra Mike Rock.

Construction for the Catalyst building officially begins in late August and the building is expected to open in April 2020.

The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking event.