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Center for Integrated Design

December 31, 2016

Occupant-Behavior-Driven Energy Savings at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington (2016)

Net-positive-energy buildings achieve performance goals through multiple integrated strategies incorporating technologies, systems, and human behavior. This paper examines the energy performance of the Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA and in particular looks at energy use that is influenced by occupant decisions. Specifically, how daily decisions around energy conserving actions—in this case the use of the stairs or the elevator– in the Bullitt Center might be influenced by visual cues, building design, and social norms which in turn might influence other behaviors that promote energy efficiency.

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.

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