Diane Pham

Seattle's Bertschi Elementary School is the World’s Fourth Living Building

by , 04/18/13

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Seattle’s Bertschi Elementary School was just certified as the world’s fourth Living Building. The elementary school, situated in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, is a 3,380-square-foot interactive learning environment filled with numerous green features – including composting toilets, solar panels and a slew of other additions that allowed it to meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge 2.0.

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