Project DescriptionTechnoform Glass Insulation North America, Inc., (TGI NA) is helping the Bullitt Center achieve its net-zero energy goals and to become the first commercial office building to earn Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the $18.5 million project opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2013 and intends to have the building last until 2263.
“The greenest commercial building in the world,” boasts the Bullitt Center’s website. Through the International Living Future Institute, LBC certification poses the most rigorous performance standards across the globe. Validation includes submitting 12 months of post-occupancy data to demonstrate annual operations for net-zero energy and water, plus a zero carbon footprint. Along with performance, LBC also requires a building to be useful, healthy and beautiful.
The six-story, 52,000-square-foot, Class A office building’s unusually tall 14-foot floor-to-floor heights are matched with equally impressive floor-to-ceiling operable window systems. These spacious, daylit areas provide expansive views of the downtown skyline and connect the building’s occupants with their surrounding environment.