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Book | The Greenest Building – How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

11-1-2015 | News

For Immediate Release


How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

Seattle, Wash. — January 21, 2016 — Ecotone Publishing announced today the release of The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape. With projects around the world trying to replicate the lessons from the Bullitt Center, this book offers invaluable insight into what it took to make the building a reality.

“In stunning detail and gorgeous photos, the Greenest Building documents how the project team made the Bullitt Center happen,” said Denis Hayes, CEO of the Bullitt Foundation. “As a society, we need to expect much more from our buildings and this book is a road map to show how we get there,” he added.

The Greenest Building takes readers on a private tour through the game-changing Bullitt Center, the world’s first Class-A commercial office that meets the rigorous demands of the Living Building Challenge. From regulatory and financial hurdles to energy strategies and materials vetting, the book captures the often precedent-setting approaches used by the project team.

Author Mary Adam Thomas interlaces descriptive narrative with candid insights from the people whose dedication made the Bullitt Center a reality, delivering an informative, technical and instructive prospectus that will appeal to professional and lay audiences alike.

“The design of the Bullitt Center blends novel building systems with novel social systems, using material architecture to structure choice architecture. This book tells that data-rich story in great detail.” Daniel S. Friedman, Dean of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington


By: Mary Adam Thomas

Foreword: Daniel S. Friedman

Ecotone Publishing – An Imprint of the International Living Future Institute

ISBN: 9780982774960

184 Pages, $36.95