The Bullitt Foundation is working with a team of partners to ensure we bring together the best thinking possible for this collaborative project.
Our education partners – the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab (IDL) and the Cascadia Green Building Council – will help conduct research and share lessons learned.
The Integrated Design Lab provides sustainable design technical assistance to regional architectural teams in the areas of energy efficiency, daylighting and electric lighting. The lab partners with local and regional utilities, offering classes and a demonstration facility for the Department of Architecture, as well as a variety of extension classes related to sustainable building design. As a partner in the Bullitt Center, the IDL brings both technical expertise and an established learning community to the project.
The Department of Planning and Development has been a leader in the Living Building Challenge in Seattle, helping create the Living Building Pilot Program to help identify code barriers and advance green building in the city. The Bullitt Center is the first project in this Pilot Program, which will help streamline green building in the city.
In addition, the Department of Parks and Recreation has been an active participant in efforts to redevelop McGilvra Place Park and the potential green street on 15th Avenue.
The team is engaging a range of other potential partners to help design McGilvra Place Park and others to help program spaces throughout the Bullitt Center.
The Bullitt Center is also participating in the US Department of Energy's Commercial Building Partnerships with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to achieve at least 50% energy savings in the building.
A team of contractors and consultants are working to make the Bullitt Center possible, including Schuchart, , Point32, PAE Consulting Engineers, Foushee, Luma Lighting Design, 2020 Engineering and Berger Partnership.
In the future, tenants will be partners in the project, since occupant behavior will be critical to building performance.