Bullitt Center Awards

on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

As of January 2015, the Bullitt Center has received the following awards: 2016 American Society of Landscape Architecture – Washington Chapter Award of Excellence for McGilvra Place AIA Seattle Energy in Design 2015 AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Highest Honor Award – Sustainable Building Industry Council “Beyond Green” Awards, Category A: High…

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A Perspective on the Bullitt Center Design

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 7:36 PM

NOTE: This post offers the author’s perspective, based on interviews with the architects and others on the project team. The Bullitt Foundation is constructing the Bullitt Center to initiate a profound change in the way buildings are designed and built. Denis Hayes realized that revolutionizing building practices could have a profound effect on energy consumption…

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Ground Source Heat Pumps at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

All of the energy used at the Bullitt Center will be generated onsite as required by the Living Building Challenge, which prohibits combustion of fossil fuels to heat, cool or power the building. Solar thermal heating is inadequate during most of our cloudy winter days, and there simply isn’t enough wind available to reliably produce…

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The Curtain Wall System at the Bullitt Center

Posted by Nina Smith-Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

One of the ways to achieve an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of only 16 kBtu/ft2 is to design an amazing building envelope.  Energy Use Intensity is calculated by taking the total energy the building will use for one year and dividing it by the total enclosed floor space of the building.  A typical office building…

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