Year One at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. – Albert Einstein Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world. – George Sand Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius – and a…

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Earth Day 2014 at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Brad Kahn on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM

This Earth Day (April 22), the Bullitt Center will offer free public tours to showcase the many green features of the Building. If you are interested in a free tour, they will be offered at the following times: Saturday, April 19: 12pm, 1pm and 3pm Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day): 10am, 11am, 1pm and 4pm…

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Phthalates: A threat to male fertility

on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 3:28 PM

One of the success stories the Bullitt Center contributed to was the removal of phthalates from Prosoco’s liquid-applied air and water barrier. This is the product that is painted onto the exterior of a building to seal it from the weather – a key piece to ensuring the longevity of the building and energy performance,…

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Living Proof: Thinking Outside the Box

Posted by Denis Hayes on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 3:57 PM

When the Bullitt Foundation determined to create the greenest commercial building in the world, we embarked on a quest that was ridiculously ambitious but enormously rewarding. I’d assumed that the toughest challenge would be to build a zero net energy six-story building in Seattle—the cloudiest city in the lower 48. That was indeed difficult, but probably not…

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