Seattle University Students Testing the Waters at World’s Greenest Commercial Building


A group of Seattle University engineering students is taking the lead on monitoring performance at the Bullitt Center, the world’s greenest commercial building. The six-story, 50,000-square-foot center will firmly plant Seattle at the forefront of the green building movement.

The students are part of the newly formed Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS). The center will inspire and prepare a generation of leaders to meet the ethical challenge of forging a sustainable relationship between humankind and Earth, and doing so in ways that foster justice within and between societies.

All of the building's grey water (water from sinks and showers) will be treated by a wetland on the third floor balcony. The students will conduct water-quality testing, which is required by the Department of Health.

Located in the Bullitt Center, the CEJS will also serve SU and broader regional and global communities by enabling innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching and learning in environmental sustainability and its intersection with issues of justice.   

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 10, 2013  
              11:30 a.m.

(sneak peek at water testing, prior to center’s grand opening on Earth Day, April 22)  

WHERE:  Bullitt Center  
                1501 E. Madison St. 
                Seattle, WA 98122  

The Bullitt Center’s goal is to change the way buildings are designed, built and operated to improve long-term environmental performance and promote broader implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other green building technologies in the Northwest.  

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