April 23, 2013
Day. In Seattle it was also the public opening of the Bullitt Center, called the “greenest commercial
building in the world.” The high tech building is garnering attention from across the globe. It was built by
the Bullitt Foundation, on whose board KOHO owner Harriet Bullitt sits as Vice Chair. With strong environmentalist
ideals, the Bullit Center was a project that Harriet Bullitt fully embraced and lobbied for.
style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> Now, the new
office building on Capitol Hill has opened. The six-story, 5,000 square-foot Bullitt Center was designed to
generate as much electricity as the building requires, collects rainwater for re-use and contains no toxic
materials, including PVC or formaldehyde.
features toilets that compost human waste on site, a rooftop solar system and a 56,000-gallon cistern to capture
rainwater. Tenants include the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab, the Bullitt Foundation, the
International Living Future Institute and others.
With it being
Earth Day yesterday, KOHO’s Isaac Kaplan-Woolner called Denis Hayes. He helped found the very first Earth
Day in 1970, and is now president of the Bullitt Foundation.