Green Building To Set The Standard For Environmental Offices

2012-03-23 08:24:39

Published on 2012-03-23 08:24:39

Most organisations looking to become greener in their operations will first look at increasing their use of recyclables like compatible ink cartridges but one group in Seattle looks set to take it quite a few steps further.

The Bullitt Foundation, an environmental non-profit group, is set to move into what is being described as a "living building" which will last for up to 250 years without requiring a water of electricity bill.

This is because the $30 million (£18.9 million) Bullitt Centre is entirely energy-efficient and will produce as much water and electricity as it uses.

The building's co-creator, Denis Hayes, told MSNBC: "Eighty-two percent of Americans, and more than half of humanity, now live in cities - none of which have been designed for sustainability."

The centre will use a third of the energy consumed by a similarly-sized office building and will generate electricity from solar power and water collection.

Mr Hayes added: "We are using the Bullitt Center to explore what is possible on the cutting edge of green."

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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