Bullitt Foundation says Living Building Challenge can only be met after code change

Bullitt Foundation says Living Building Challenge can only be met after code cha
February 12, 2013

The 50,000 sf Bullitt Center in Seattle is being constructed to be the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial building in the world, and meet the ambitious goals of the Living Building Challenge. “We were shocked to learn that it is flat-out illegal to build this sort of ultra-green building in any city in America,” says Bullitt Foundation President Denis Hayes. “But Seattle changed its building code to allow super-green buildings to meet performance standards as an alternative to prescriptive standards. We wanted the design flexibility to construct a building that used less than one-fourth the energy of a (standard) code building.”

(http://cleantechnica.com/2013/01/24/how-nrel-influences-new-high-performance-buildings/)

         
 

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