Are you headed over to the Bullitt Center to check out the World's Greenest Commercial Building today? Tours begin at 12:00 p.m. and run through 5:00 p.m. It's a chance to see exactly what makes this brand new building so environmentally-friendly. Just don't drive over...there are no parking lots.
The $30 million Bullitt Center includes a rooftop solar array that generates as much electricity as the center uses and a rainwater catchment system to supply all of the building's needs. It also has extra-high ceilings to let in more daylight, and floor plans that make sure no one's desk is more than 30 feet from a window. It processes its own sewage, prohibits furniture or paint with toxic chemicals, and provides parking for bikes but not cars.
In honor of Earth Day and with the Bullitt Center raising the bar on what's considered "green" in Seattle, let's take a look around town at the greenest, most forward-thinking buildings and projects that are currently standing or that will be soon.Read More