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Bullitt Center, Seattle

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Leave it to Seattle to come up with the world’s greenest office building: the 50,000-square-foot Bullitt Center, set to become a new prototype for urban sustainability thanks to rainwater collection, a green roof that filters the building’s gray water, and a pavement that allows water to infiltrate into the soil, reducing runoff into Puget Sound. While harnessing enough sunshine in cloudy Seattle to power a six-story building sounds daunting, the expansive roof covered with solar panels is up to the challenge—it also multitasks as a rainwater-capturing cistern. High ceilings and an external, glass-enclosed staircase mean tenants get to enjoy ample light and views, too. bullittcenter.org

Launch Date: 2013

World's Coolest Futuristic Buildings

Bullitt Center, Seattle

Leave it to Seattle to come up with the world’s greenest office building: the 50,000-square-foot Bullitt Center, set to become a new prototype for urban sustainability thanks to rainwater collection, a green roof that filters the building’s gray water, and a pavement that allows water to infiltrate into the soil, reducing runoff into Puget Sound. While harnessing enough sunshine in cloudy Seattle to power a six-story building sounds daunting, the expansive roof covered with solar panels is up to the challenge—it also multitasks as a rainwater-capturing cistern. High ceilings and an external, glass-enclosed staircase mean tenants get to enjoy ample light and views, too. bullittcenter.org

Launch Date: 2013

Miller Hull Partnership

World's Coolest Futuristic Buildings

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