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America's Greenest Office Building

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 28, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified May 21, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions The Bullitt Center in Seattle is showing that a six-story, 52,000 square-foot building can meet the net-zero-energy, net-zero-water Living Building Challenge The new Bullitt Center with its cantilevered cap of PV modules. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson I’m just back from a week in Seattle, where I attended the Living Future Conference , which this year had a theme of resilience and regeneration—a major focus of mine with the Resilient Design Institute . While there I visited what is almost certainly the greenest office building in America if not the world. The Living Future Conference was created initially to provide a networking and learning venue for designers and builders involved in creating buildings that achieve the Living Building Challenge . Unlike its better known cousin, the LEED Rating System (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Living Building Challenge (LBC) is not a points-based system, but rather a collection of very specific, very challenging requirements. read more






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