The Greenest Commercial Building in the World

The goal of the Bullitt Center is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further by showing what’s possible today. The era of harm reduction, half steps, and lesser evils is behind us. As a society, we need to be bold in ways that were once unimaginable.

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Vision: Denis Hayes on what's next

Deep green buildings are a necessary component of resilient cities.

Materials: As-built product list

The Bullitt Center team worked for 2+ years identifying products without Red List chemicals.

Dashboard: Real-time stats

To support efficient behavior, we developed a dashboard system with real-time data.


Report Finds $18.5 Million in Hidden Val...

First-of-a-kind research calculates that public benefits are comparable to construction cost of the building. A report released on September...

What is the point of green building?

When the team set out to design and build the Bullitt Center, we had one goal in mind: push...

Bullitt Center Far Exceeds Energy Goals ...

NEWS RELEASE: April 22, 2014 – Earth Day SEATTLE – For its first birthday on Earth Day 2014, the...


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Biomimicry is Hot!

Learn more about biomimicry, the video and organizations working to apply lessons from nature to the things we design and build.

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250 years: Lifespan of the building

14,303 sq.ft.: Area of solar array

16 kBtu/sq.ft./yr: Energy Use Index

400 feet: Depth of geothermal wells

56,000 gal: Size of cistern

362: Toxic chemicals on “red list”

100 out of 100: WalkScore for site

26: # of geothermal wells

950 sq.ft.: Size of rainwater cistern

82%: Interior with natural daylight