Timed perfectly with Earth Day, the Bullitt Center opened its doors yesterday as the world's greenest building. Located in Seattle, the six-story, 50,000 square foot office building features a variety of sustainable projects, including composting toilets.
The Bullitt Foundation "hopes that the new center will demonstrate that carbon-neutral office space can be 'commercially viable and aesthetically stunning.'"
Part of the Living Building Challenge, the Bullitt Center features a rain water collection system, aerobic composters, and rooftop photovoltaic panels that produce around 230,000 kilowatt-hours a year.
The mechanical and electrical rooms of the Center will have large glass windows to display the state-of-the-art engineering and innovative systems. The building's indoor air quality, energy consumption, and solar power production will all be closely monitored and updated in real time for visitors.
Read more about the innovative Bullitt Center at the Arch Daily.