The Bullitt Center, a six-story, 50,000-square foot office building, is scheduled to open on April 22, the Earth Day. Located in the Capitol Hills, Seattle, it is bound to recreate the idea of not only, living green, but also working green. So what exactly does this building have that other ordinary buildings don’t?
- The timber and steel used for the building was made from Douglas fir which was certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
- Upper floors are 13-foot high and windows 10-foot high which maximizes sunlight
- Rainwater for water supply
- No parking for cars but there is parking for bicycles
- Aerobic composters
- Elevators are slow, less convenient and requires key card access
- Stairs, on the other hand, are conveniently placed and will give you a view of downtown and Puget Sound
- Best of all, it’s open to the public!
The Bullitt Center project was led by the Bullitt Foundation, and it is hoped that other organizations will also pursue green practices, if not constructing green buildings.
More information about the Bullitt Center can be found here.
What is your idea of a green building?
Guest editor: Kristine Rowan