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 Collection and Use at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP and Rob Pena, Associate Professor at the University of Washington on Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 7:48 PM

In natural systems there‘s no such thing as waste: what dies or is discarded in one place becomes food or shelter someplace else. The intent of the Living Building Challenge’s Water Petal is to redefine our thinking about “waste” and to realign how we use water. This Petal isn’t about doing less bad but about…

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Composting Toilets at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 7:53 PM

The Living Building Challenge requires all water to be harvested and treated on site.  To meet the Challenge with respect to management of human waste on site, the Bullitt Center team is using Phoenix Composting Toilets from Advanced Composting Systems of Whitefish, Montana. This system uses a small amount of water and compost is the…

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