Bullitt Center: Better Than Net-Zero-Energy

Bullitt Center: Better Than Net-Zero-Energy

After one year of occupancy, Seattle’s Bullitt Center – a six-story office building – used 75 percent less energy than a new building that meets Seattle’s energy code, according to Architectural Record. Consumption at the 52,000-sq-foot building was just 10kBtu per square foot, although one … Read more…

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Seattle Group Pilots Energy Efficiency Investment Vehicle

A group of stakeholders in Seattle have partnered to test an investment vehicle for energy efficiency that’s based on a new meter and that aligns the business interests of utilities and commercial buildings. Asset management firm Equilibrium Capital Group has joined with utility Seattle City … Read more…

NREL’s Energy-Efficient Facility Influences Buildings in Seattle, Salt Lake City and NYC

NREL’s Energy-Efficient Facility Influences Buildings in Seattle, Salt Lake City and NYC

Developers building the 50,000 square-foot Bullitt Center in Seattle, Wash., are trying to build the most energy-efficient commercial building in the world — and seeking inspiration from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, according to NREL.

The Bullitt Center will generate as much energy from rooftop photovoltaics each year as the six-story structure uses; the catch is that Seattle is notorious for its lack of sunshine.

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