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Bullitt Center Achieves FSC Project Certification

Seattle office is the first commercial building to score the designation in the U.S., with 100% FSC wood in the core and shell.


The Bullitt Center project uses FSC-certified wood for both structure and finish.

Photo: John Stamets

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% 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.


Published March 20, 2013

Melton, P. (2013, March 20). Bullitt Center Achieves FSC Project Certification. Retrieved from

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