The Bullitt Overachieves - Miller Hull Partnership - Greensource Magazine

The designers of Seattle's Bullitt Center set out to prove that a six-story office building could generate all its own energy. And, after one year of operation, they have surpassed this ambitious goal: the 52,000-square-foot building is sending a sizable surplus to the grid. Slide Show Data ----- Advertising ----- According to data released in April by its owner, the Bullitt Foundation, the building's energy appetite is far lower than expected. The project's architects, the Miller Hull Partnership, and its m/e/p engineers, PAE, projected consumption of 16kBtu/sf—half the energy-use intensity (EUI) of Seattle's best-performing office building. Instead, consumption during its first year was just 10kBtu/sf. Factoring in the excess energy generated by the 242kW solar array on the cantilevered roof, the site's net EUI is an amazing -6kBtu/sf. PAE president Paul Schwer estimates...

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