Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bullitt Center Value

In early September, a report was released that found that six of Seattle's Bullitt Center's green features will produce up to $18.5 million in benefits to society over the building's life. A 50,000-square-foot commercial building in Seattle, the Bullitt Center is designed to be the world's greenest office building. Owned by the Bullitt Foundation, it is in the midst of pursuing Living Building certification. We've written about the Bullitt Center here, here and here.

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Greenbuild Sustainability

The 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is just around the corner, October 22-24 in New Orleans. Earlier this summer, Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the 2013 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, which highlighted valuable metrics regarding the impact on energy use and waste management during the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last year in Philadelphia.

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Benefits of Daylighting

In this month's Know Your Products section, we feature five companies that discuss daylighting. One of those companies recently sent me an email discussing a new research study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine that shows daylight-deprived workers are actually losing sleep, resulting in poor work performance and changes in attitude, memory and metabolism. The authors, researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, determined that there is a direct correlation between employee health and access to daylight in the workplace.

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