The Bullitt Center, the new Seattle offices for the environmentally focused Bullitt Foundation, aims to be the greenest commercial building in the world.
The Center has applied to be certified under the Living Building Challenge, and is currently undergoing its one year self-sufficiency test. Like all Living Buildings, the Center produces its own electricity and collects and treats its own water. The building was also designed with a lifespan of 250 years, rather than the 40 that is common for commercial buildings.
In addition to housing the Foundation, the Bullitt Center will be leased to environmentally minded tenants. The Foundation says that, despite the unique features of the building, they will be able to lease at rates comparable to new office buildings in Seattle.
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