Welcome to the Bullitt Center, a new six-story, 50,000-square-foot building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood that is designed to produce more energy than it consumes. Or, as the developer describes it, the building essentially works as its own power, water and waste treatment plant.
Here’s more from our media partner KING 5, which got a look inside the building today as part of a ceremony that coincided with Earth Day.
Here are a few more stats about the building from the press release:
o Energy efficiency 83% greater than a typical Seattle office building
o Predicted EUI rating of 16kbtu/sf/yr
o 242kW photovoltaic array
o Ground source geothermal heat exchange system
o Radiant floor heating and cooling system
o Retractable external blinds to block heat before it warms the building
o Reduced plug loads
o Water efficiency 80% greater than a typical Seattle office building
o 56,000 gallon rainwater collection cistern
o Greywater reclamation
o Composting foam flush toilets (save 96% more water than traditional flush toilets)
o Rainwater filtration for potable uses
o Green roof and constructed wetland