Finishes and Indoor Air Quality at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 12:10 AM

In selecting the finishes for the Bullitt Center, two issues were foremost arbitrators:  the Living Building Challenge materials Red List and the VOC content of finish products, according to Joe David of Point 32, who worked with the integrated design team on product selection.  Since the Living Building Challenge (LBC) requires indoor air testing for…

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Electric Lighting at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Daylight will illuminate the interior of the Bullitt Center for 90% of the time without the need for electric lighting. Keeping electrical lighting at a minimum to reduce energy use was a design driver throughout the process. The lighting design incorporates simple lighting controls: manual dimming, occupancy sensors, photocells, and plain old wall switches. In…

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Solar at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Solar can pencil out in Seattle. Position the photovoltaic panels to receive the long days of summer sun in our region and enough energy will be generated to provide clean energy and potentially provide a good return on investment. Seattle receives slightly more solar radiation than Germany, a country well on its way to meeting…

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Denis Hayes on the Rainwater Catchment System

Posted by Brad Kahn on Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Recently a reporter submitted this question about rainwater collection and use at the Bullitt Center: I know one of the major features of the Bullitt Center is the cistern that will store all the rainwater that will then be harvested for use in the building. That’s the only water source of the Center, right? Now,…

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