Seattle’s Bullitt Center has become the first commercial building in the U.S. to achieve project certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The certification verifies that 100 percent of the wood in the core and shell is FSC-certified.
The six-story building will be the first heavy-timber commercial structure built in Seattle since the early 20th century, according to a press release. Wood used in the project includes laminated structural timbers, dimensional lumber, and structural plywood. It will serve as the headquarters for the Bullitt Foundation, which supports ecosystem restoration and other environmental initiatives in the Pacific Northwest.
The building also received the top 2013 Design & Build award from the U.S. affiliate of FSC and is pursuing Living Building Challenge certification, which will require verified net-zero water, energy, and waste for at least one calendar year after occupancy.
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