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Thursday, May 12 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Book Signing: Denis Hayes, The Bullitt Foundation & Mary Adam Thomas, Author (The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape)

The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape takes readers on a private tour through the profoundly game changing Bullitt Center, the first Class A commercial office structure in the world designed and engineered to meet the rigorous demands of the Living Building Challenge. 

The book begins with Part I, the contextual backstory of the Bullitt Foundation and its transition from a family based philanthropic organization to an influential ecological grant maker led by noted environmental pioneer Denis Hayes. Part II summarizes how designers, engineers, and builders engaged with forward-thinking regulators, lenders, and community members in a combined effort to create an extraordinary building that stands for what is possible in the urban built environment. Part III contains vivid details of how the project team approached and achieved the Imperatives of all seven Living Building Challenge Petals: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity, and Beauty. Part IV condenses the performance reports that earned the Bullitt Center its Living Building certification.

The Greenest Building goes deep inside the Bullitt Center and its numerous innovations, one performance area Petal at a time.

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Denis Hayes

President, The Bullitt Foundation
As President of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis Hayes seeks to reshape cities into resilient ecosystems. Toward that end, he recently developed the Bullitt Center, a 50,000 square foot “living” office building. During the Carter Administration, Denis directed the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has been a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, professor of engineering at Stanford University, and... Read More →
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Mary Adam Thomas

Mary Adam Thomas has been helping tell the story of the Living Building Challenge since 2006. This year, she released The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape and The Living Building Challenge: Roots and Rise of the World’s Greenest Standard.  Previously, she wrote Building in Bloom: The Making of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. She... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Westin: San Juan Level (3rd Fl)