Owned by the Bullitt Foundation, a non-profit group that focuses on urban ecology, is changing the way people think about high-performance green buildings. The Bullitt Center, a six-story, 500,000-square-foot transformative structure with a lifespan of 250 years was designed and built to the ambitious goals of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), the world’s most strenuous benchmark for sustainability. In order to achieve Living Building Certification, the Bullitt Center must demonstrate 365 continuous days of performance that meet net zero energy and water.
CertainTeed products helped meet this challenge with GlasRoc® shaftliner, sheathing and tile backer; ProRoc® gypsum wallboard, lite sanding compound and mixed joint compound; Sustainable Insulation®; and MemBrain™ Continuous Air Barrier & Smart Vapor Retarder. In it’s first year or operation, the Center has already far exceeded its energy performance goals, using 75 percent less energy than a new building that meets Seattle’s rigorous energy code.