Skip to main content

Marine learning center gets environmental certification

The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Wash., recently achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification.

As a non-profit organization committed to promoting and preserving a rich maritime heritage and on-the-water programs, and nurturing the art and craft of wooden boats, the maritime center was designed not only to protect, but also to improve and restore the waters of the Puget Sound.

The client and the design team considered all aspects of sustainability, ranging from energy use reduction to habitat restoration and material selection.

"A community-based planning process more than 10 years in the making, we ensured the Northwest Maritime Center's two buildings were compatible with the other historic structures in Port Townsend's National Landmark Historic District," said Craig Curtis, the lead designer of the project.

"The two buildings, constructed of over 60 percent of FSC-certified wood, occupy a prime location at the end of Water Street at the transition between the old brick buildings of the late 1890s and the adjacent Coast Guard clapboard buildings at the Point Hudson Marina, which were constructed in the 1930s," he added.

The site of the Northwest Maritime Center was formerly a bulk oil terminal for more than 80 years.

Click here for the full release.

Related

1_SUNTEX

Suntex Expands Into California

The marina owner-operator purchased Seaside Boatyard & Marina in Oxnard, Calif., its first California acquisition.

1_MIA

MIA Announces Sponsorship

The Marina Industries Association has named The Jetty Specialist as a bronze sponsor of group.

1_ABYC

ABYC Opens Standards Week Registration

The organization will hold its annual safety standard conference Jan. 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans, La.

1_DEALER.OUTLOOK

Alleged Tournament Cheats Face Possible Legal Action

Approximately 8 pounds of lead was found stuffed inside fish entered into the contest by two men from Pennsylvania and an Ohio.

1_BOATHOUSE

The Boat House Group Announces Merger

The transaction will add two Wisconsin dealerships and several sales, storage and service locations to the group’s portfolio of properties.

1_GLBBS

GLBBS Breaks Ground on Tech Center

The Michigan-based marine trades school will commence construction of a 10,000-square-foot training facility in the second quarter of 2023.