If someone asked us, we wouldn't say no to working in an office made from completely clean materials and that is 100% solar-powered. We might take a while to get over the composting toilets, but hey, there had to be one downside.
Seattle's new Bullitt Center is said to be the greenest and most energy-efficient commercial building in the world.
Built by the Builltt Foundation, a Seattle-based sustainability advocacy group, "the goal of the Bullitt Center 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."
It doesn't use some new fancy technology that almost no-one can get their hands on; it is built using existing techniques and technologies which ensures that 'everything' includes 100% onsite energy use from solar panels, water provided by harvested rainwater, natural lighting, indoor composting toilets, a system of geothermal wells for heating, and a wood-framed structure (made out of FSC-certified wood).
This is the future of green design.