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.”
Bullitt Foundation says Living Building Challenge can only be met after code change
Three companies show compliance for using containers for housing.
Technology can enable cities to be more interconnected, efficient, and accessible.
Goal is to enable building tech market adoption for a net positive future.
Will expand to include residential and multifamily for assessment and certification.
Provides tips for staying safe during and after a hurricane or severe weather.
E-commerce, market oversupply, rising interest rates to dampen hot market.
‘Represents important part of Haskell’s future strategy,’ says CEO.
Bill could boost specialized facilities.
Focus is on MEP and tenant improvements.
Will be open to LEED-registered or -certified projects, with introductory pricing and support.