07 Oct '11, 7pm

World's Greenest Office Building Under Construction

The Bullitt Foundation has broken ground on its new Seattle headquarters, which when completed may be the greenest commercial building in the world. It will be the fourth mid-rise commercial building to achieve "living building" certification, which has much higher standards than LEED certification. About 100 others are in the design phase. The 6-story, $30 million building will be home to environnmental funder Bullitt and other like-minded tenants. To be energy and carbon-neutral, it will produce as much electricity as it uses and supply and treat all the water it uses by capturing rain in a 50,000 gallon underground cistern. Gray water will be filtered through a green roof and landscaping; raw sewage will be composted and decontaminated before becoming fertilizer. It will use just 25% of the energy of a standard building because of highly efficient electrical and mechani...

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