The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Bullitt building follows nature's lead in elegant efficiency

Making it last: A painstaking review of all potential building materials ruled out 362 toxic substances that are commonly used in building construction, even today. The chemistry of this brushed-on vapor barrier was reformulated to meet the Bullitt Foundation's standard. It retains its effectiveness as long-lasting moisture protection that will allow the outer metal skin of the building to be replaced efficiently when the time comes.