Composting Toilets: Lessons Learned

Posted by Brad Kahn on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 6:40 PM

The Bullitt Center was designed to show what’s possible. It is exploring scores of new ideas in an effort to push architects, engineers, developers, and bankers to ever-greater levels of environmental performance. Before the Center was built, for example, every developer interviewed by the project team asserted that it would be impossible to generate as…

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Rainwater-to-Potable Water System is Live.

on Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 5:13 PM

On November 1, 2018, the Bullitt Center team turned on the rainwater-to-potable water system, serving safe, clean drinking water to building tenants and visitors. No compound is more central to life on Earth than water. It is literally the stuff of which all living things are made. And yet, as a society people tend to…

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White Paper: Unlocking Deep Efficiency in Buildings

on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 5:26 PM

In the United States, buildings use 70 percent of all electricity and account for 40 percent of all carbon emissions. At least half that energy is wasted due to inefficiencies in the ways those buildings are designed, built and operated. We can dramatically cut society’s total carbon emissions simply by making our buildings more comfortable, cost-effective and efficient….

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Bullitt Center Financial Case Study

on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 8:53 PM

Across hundreds of tours with people from all walks of life, one question comes up repeatedly: What did the Bullitt Center cost? Total project costs (hard costs, soft costs and land) for the 52,000 square-foot Bullitt Center were $32.5 million. As the first of its kind, the building cost more than conventional construction. With the benefit…

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