The Greenest Office in the World January 15, 2013 : 8:59 PM

While the inaction of our government continues, the design industry continues to push the boundaries of clean technology. Now, what is being described as “the greenest office ever” is opening in Seattle:

"The most unique feature of the Bullitt Center is that it’s trying to do everything simultaneously," says Bullitt Foundation President Denis Hayes. "Everything" includes 100% onsite energy use from solar panels, all water provided by harvested rainwater, natural lighting, indoor composting toilets, a system of geothermal wells for heating, and a wood-framed structure (made out of FSC-certified wood). These are all positive things for the Bullitt Center and its future inhabitants--they may even meet the goals of the ultra-tough Living Building Challenge--but they could also change the way buildings are designed elsewhere.”