The Bullitt Center is the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world, firmly planting Seattle at the forefront of the green building movement.
To help cut energy consumption to 23 percent the amount of a traditional building its size, natural light will account for 82 percent of all lighting, thanks to oversized windows and higher ceilings that help get light farther inside. And so will air, as the building’s electronic “brain” automatically opens and shuts the windows based on temperature needs, eliminating the need for air-conditioning units.
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To help protect Puget Sound, rainwater will be retained on site and “grey water” from sinks in the building will be filtered through a green roof. In addition, extensive use of pervious pavement that allows water to infiltrate into the soil below will further reduce the impact of runoff on Puget Sound.