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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Bullitt Center Earns FSC Project Certification

Posted by Brad Kahn on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 7:28 PM

First Commercial Building in the US to Earn FSC® Project Certification SEATTLE – The Bullitt Center, which is the first heavy-timber office building in Seattle since the early 20th century, is also the first commercial building in the U.S. to earn Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) Project Certification. At a time when the commercial building industry is…

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KC Golden: Reflections on the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM

“The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. We transitioned to a better solution.” Comment by departing Energy Secretary Steven Chu, February 2013 KC Golden of Climate Solutions sees energy conservation and energy efficiency as crucial in a transition to a clean energy future. The Bullitt Center stands as a living example…

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A Perspective on the Bullitt Center Design

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 7:36 PM

NOTE: This post offers the author’s perspective, based on interviews with the architects and others on the project team. The Bullitt Foundation is constructing the Bullitt Center to initiate a profound change in the way buildings are designed and built. Denis Hayes realized that revolutionizing building practices could have a profound effect on energy consumption…

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