We know, we know, we talk a lot about the Bullitt Center. We can’t help but be proud of this acclaimed Seattle project, dubbed the “world’s greenest commercial building” on which our R-GUARD and Consolideck® products were used.
But we’re not the only ones still basking in the feat of this net-zero energy building. CNN recently ran a video profile on it as well. In it, a CNN correspondent interviews Denis Hayes, the President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, and goes behind the scenes, so to speak, to look at the functions of the building’s brain center, temperature controls and waste composting.
Denis says that some buildings endeavor to go green in one aspect — solar-paneled roofs, or resilient building materials (like PROSOCO’s R-GUARD and Consolideck® products), for instance. The Bullitt Center “did it all.”
“(Tenants) are becoming very aware of the fact that their employees are more productive when they’ve got access to fresh air and access to sunlight,” Denis says in the video.
When the correspondent says, “And yet, we’re standing on a floor that’s empty right now,” Denis responds: “But we’ve got a building that is 85% leased one year from the opening date in a market that’s got a surplus of office buildings. We think we’re doing okay. We are the first to have done something that is an essential part of the sustainable human future.”