The UW IDL has performed comprehensive operational energy performance data measurement, verification, and documentation of the Bullitt Center, a five-story net-zero energy “Living Building” in Seattle, WA. The building achieves performance goals through multiple integrated strategies incorporating technologies, systems, and human behavior. Data collection included evaluating end-use energy, renewables, passive systems operation, light and comprehensive plug-load management and tenant engagement. IDL led the implementation of device-level data acquisition for commercial office equipment in service of the Bullitt Foundation’s innovative green-lease program.
This research has resulted in several publications including a poster exhibit and research paper that examine energy use, including factors that are influenced by occupant decisions.
- [posters shown above] Gustin, A. (UW Architecture), Torres, (UW M. Arch. Student) I., Davis, D. (UW M.S. Design Computing Student), Meek, C., Burpee, H. (UW Architecture), Gilbride, M. (UW Architecture), “Weather and Occupancy-driven Energy Consumption at the Bullitt Center,” M. Rosenfeld Symposium at the University of California Berkeley, Poster Presentation, Berkeley CA, April 2019.
- The Bullitt Center: A Comparative Analysis Between Simulated and Operational Performance assesses a slice of Bullitt Center building performance data collected over a three-year period in order to explore the building’s simulated night-flush ventilation strategy compared to its operational performance.
- Egnor T, Hayes D, Jennings J, Reichmuth H, Rodenhizer D, Van Den Wymelenberg K, Meek C. (2016) Metered Energy Efficiency Transaction Structure in Net‐Zero New Construction: Pay‐For‐Performance at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA. 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA.
- Gilbride M, Loveland J, Burpee H, Kriegh J, Meek C. (2016) Occupant‐Behavior‐Driven Energy Savings at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA. 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA.