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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Video: Living Proof – Building the Bullitt Center

Posted by Brad Kahn on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM

The Bullitt Center team worked with Hal Calbom at the Sustainable Media Group to create this video. Living Proof: Building the Bullitt Center from Brad Kahn on Vimeo.

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Daylighting at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP and Rob Pena, Associate Professor at the University of Washington on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Light is a defining characteristic of space. It gives form to architecture, animates space and is an ever-present connection to nature and to the rhythms of the day and year. Since electric lighting accounts for over a quarter of the electricity consumed in a typical commercial office building, getting as much high quality illumination from…

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Rainwater Collection and Use at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP and Rob Pena, Associate Professor at the University of Washington on Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 7:48 PM

In natural systems there‘s no such thing as waste: what dies or is discarded in one place becomes food or shelter someplace else. The intent of the Living Building Challenge’s Water Petal is to redefine our thinking about “waste” and to realign how we use water. This Petal isn’t about doing less bad but about…

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