posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 03:29 PM
Seattle’s Bullitt Center is being heralded as the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial office building in the world. It’s not that the
six-story, 50,000-square-foot building is utilizing never-before-seen technology. But it’s combining a lot of different existing technologies and
methods to create a structure that’s a showpiece for green design--and a model for others to follow.
Well amidst the nonsense it looks like humanity may still have hope (sarcasm). Besides "you know what" control and fiscal cliffs it looks like we
are still innovating and someone out there in the world is still aloud to be creative!
Something that stuck out in the article to me that is new is indoor composting toilets. That is awsome!
Solar installations don’t usually face big legislative hurdles. But rainwater harvesting is a little more difficult. Hayes believes that the Bullitt
Center is the first conventional office building in the U.S. to get all of its water from rain--specifically, from a cistern in the basement that can
hold 56,000 gallons of water. Tenants are expected to use about 500 gallons of water per day, so the cistern should theoretically be able to keep the
building hydrated during a 100-day drought (not that that’s likely to happen in Seattle anytime soon).
Oh cool, i guess in a city like Seattle you have the capability to harvest rainwater. For a 100 day drought? This place is a preppers dream.
Anyway enjoy some good news for once.