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Bullit Center insulation project

Wall Construction, Seattle - Tacoma - Olympia

The Materials Red List in the Living Building Challenge identifies 14 chemical categories that must be avoided in products used in the project. To comply with this imperative, the Bullitt Center team worked for more than two years identifying products that did not contain Red List chemicals.

The Bullitt Center is the product of the Bullitt Foundation’s vision to promote urban sustainability in Cascadia, the Northwest corner of the US and the Southwest corner of Canada.

All big advances begin as an idea. The Bullitt Center is designed to show what’s possible, increasing the pace of change in the movement toward high performance green buildings and resilient cities.

Basic Uses/Related Uses Preformed, unfaced, and flexible blanket insulation designed for friction-fit installation in wood or steel frame cavities. It is produced in RSI (R-values) from 2.1 (R12) to 9.5 (R54), with thicknesses ranging from 89 mm (3-1/2 inches) to 405 mm (16 inches) (see Sizes and R-values table).

Selection Criteria • Long term thermal resistance • Non-combustible • Designed for friction fit to prevent settlement & slump within cavities • Reduced dust with EcoTouch® formula • Compression packaging: • Less deliveries to site improves job site handling & installation • Reduced bags to recycle • Excellent stiffness and recovery characteristics • Preferred insulation as validated through gypsum contractors  

Sustainability Criteria • Recycled content of an average 73% with minimum 61%  post-consumer and balance 12% pre-consumer  (SCS Global Services) • UL GREENGUARD Gold certification • UL Environment validated Formaldehyde-Free • Gold Material Health Certification (Cradle to Cradle  Products Innovation Institute) • Product specific Type 3 UL Environmental Product  Declaration and Transparency Brief • Participating in Declare- Living Building Challenge Compliant • Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified • Contributes to credits in green building programs such as LEED®  and Green Globes. 

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