The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Bullitt building follows nature's lead in elegant efficiency

Finding the beauty in conserving: We know that the experience of nature is vital to a healthy human intellect and emotional state. One of the building's imperatives is beauty, which can inspire human productivity. To give the building a long life and to preserve old-growth forests, the structural beams, ceilings and floors are composited from smaller wood pieces instead of cut from large, whole trees. To conserve electricity, precise calculations of daylight determine how the window and skylight design minimizes the need for supplemental lighting.