Green Washington Awards 2012: Special Recognition

October 18, 2012

Nick Horton


Special Recognition: On the eve of its 60th anniversary, the Bullitt Foundation is poised to open the greenest commercial building ever built. The Bullitt Center on Seattles Capitol Hill will transform the landscape of green construction.
Thanks to a roof-mounted solar array, the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building will generate as much energy as it consumes. It will gather sufficient rainwater for toilets, showers and drinking, storing rainwater in on-site cisterns. And it will be built free of toxic materials: Even the wood used was sourced from Northwest forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Built by Schuchart, the Miller Hull Partnership, Point32, PAE Consulting Engineers, Luma Lighting Design and the Berger Partnership, the Bullitt Center will use 80 percent less energy than the average green building. It may be Seattles first true net-zero building, but it probably wont be the last.

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