Kermit the Frog once said that “it isn’t easy being green”, but the Bullitt Center in Seattle is out to prove that puppet wrong. The $30 million building aims to be greenest in the world.

To give you an idea of how committed the Bullitt Foundation is to achieving their goal, The Bullitt Center is designed to produce as much electricity as it uses.

This will make the building both carbon and energy neutral.

Not only that, but according to the New York Times,”the building will supply and treat all of its own water, capturing rainwater in a 50,000-gallon underground cistern. And its construction will exclude items on a “red list” of hazardous materials like lead and cadmium, a stipulation that has required developers to compile a spreadsheet of 362 prohibited building components.”

The Bullitt Center’s goal is to become certified as a “living building” by the International Living Future Institute, a green building standard that is considered to be the toughest in the world. Currently, there are only three fully certified “living buildings” in the world.

Development on the Bullitt Center has run into some obstacles along the way, but construction has started and the Bullitt Foundation is committed to completion.

We can’t wait to cheer when this development reaches it’s green goals!

Check out some of the project pics via the Bullitt Foundation’s website below:

 

 

 

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