Super-Sustainable Bullitt Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best Project in 2013

During a 2010 preconstruction meeting with the owner-developer of Seattle's super-sustainable Bullitt Center, the 50,000-sq-ft project's consulting engineer had a minor meltdown over electric-plug loads—the silent killer of green-building power conservation. Paul Schwer's eventual victory over his plug-load agita exemplifies the way the job's team members often were forced to exit their comfort zones during the $30-million project. In doing so, they not only improved Bullitt Center, they created an example for others to follow. Slide Show Photo by Nic Lehoux The Seattle office building is on course to become the nation's first urban mid-rise spec office building certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge. ----- Advertising ----- Related links 2013 Best of the Best Projects Winners 2013's Best Green Project/Northwest Region "Once someone demonstrates something i...

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