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Congratulations to 2017 Bullitt Environmental Prize – Cornelius Adewale The 2017 winner started an organic farm in Nigeria on five acres of abandoned land and used his earnings to study at Washington State University On October 30th, 2017 this year’s Bullitt Environmental Fellow was honored at the 11th annual Bullitt Prize Awards Dinner. This year’s Fellow is Cornelius Adewale, a PhD student at Washington...

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The Bullitt Center achieves full Living Building Challenge Petal Certification!

on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 1:43 PM


The Bullitt Center proved its status as the greenest commercial building in the world by becoming the first office building to earn Living Building certification, the most challenging benchmark of sustainability in the built environment.  To earn the certification, the Bullitt Center demonstrated that it produces more electricity from solar panels on its roof than occupants use in a year. In addition, toxic chemicals were screened from all building materials and all wood was Forest Stewardship Council certified. Its occupants’ human waste is composted and rainwater is captured for all uses, including drinking.  “We made a huge, bold bet that human creativity could overcome dozens of unprecedented challenges,” said Denis Hayes, CEO of the Bullitt Foundation and the Bullitt Center. “If Living Buildings can be built and operated in Seattle, the cloudiest major city in the contiguous 48 states, they can and should be built everywhere.”