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01/16/2014

Bullitt Center Named Most Sustainable Building

Most sustainable building of the year.

CREDIT: Nic Lehoux for the Bullitt Center.

The Bullitt Center by The Miller Hull Partnership, located in Seattle, has been named the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year by worldarchitecturenews.com.

The center is the first leasable market rate commercial structure that meets the targets of the Living Building Challenge to the Net Zero Energy standard.

Notable features include:

  • 570 photovoltaic panels cover the roof, which will generate an estimated 230,000 kilowatt-hours of energy in an average year.
  • Clean rainwater falling on the roof is carried by downspouts to a 56,000-gallon cistern, located in an 8-foot tall, 950-square-foot room in the basement. The system supplies all non-potable fixtures in the building including toilets, hose spigots, and irrigation systems.
  • The facility’s composting toilet system creates a usable fertilizer at the end of its process.
  • As required by the Living Building Challenge, the center worked to weed out more than 350 common toxic chemicals from materials used in the building.
  • The building’s greywater will be filtered, stored, and then treated in a constructed wetland, which is located on the building’s second-story roof.

For more information visit, www.bullittcenter.com.


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


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