In keeping with the Integrated Design Lab’s desire to further sustainable design, most of the research conducted by the lab is freely available for download. Information contained within these publications is free to use, however, the IDL requests that credit is given when the material is presented to others.
The Bullitt Center Experience: The Light Dynamic – Measured Performance of Lighting and Daylight Systems (2016)
This paper presents measured daylighting, electric lighting, and lighting controls system performance data collected at the Bullitt Center; and discusses design intent and measured outcomes in a range of sky conditions and times of year within a tenant suite.
Daylighting Design In The Pacific Northwest (2012)
In addition to conserving energy, the use of daylight in architecture can be a powerful aesthetic tool. The effective employment of natural lighting is an important component of sustainable design, and some of the best work in this area comes from the Northwest. This practice-based book focuses on fourteen projects ranging from schools to community centers to office buildings to a garbage/recycling center.
Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Building User Audit: Capturing Behavior, Energy, and Culture (2016)
This paper describes the Building User Audit Procedure (BUAP), an analysis tool developed by the University of Washington to understand how people impact energy use patterns in campus buildings. Tools like the BUAP are important because they can better capture cultural and behavioral factors that influence pro-environmental behavior such as users’ values, beliefs and attitudes; awareness of issues; personal and social norms; perceived control over environmental outcomes, and behavioral intentions leading to conservation behaviors.
Health in the Built Environment
High Performance Hospitals
Targeting 100! 2010 Pacific Northwest Full Report
This research, Targeting 100!, provides a conceptual framework and decision-making structure at a schematic design level of precision for hospital owners, architects and engineers to radically reduce energy use in hospitals. Following the goals of Architecture 2030 and The 2030 Challenge, it offers access to design strategies and the cost implications of those strategies for new hospitals to utilize 60% less energy. The name, Targeting 100!, comes from the 2030 Challenge energy reduction goal for hospitals; a 60% energy use reduction from typical acute care hospital targets approximately 100 KBtu/SF Year, thus the name “Targeting 100!”.
The Bullitt Center: Case Studies
Living Proof: The Bullitt Center (2014)
In Living Proof: The Bullitt Center Robert B. Peña chronicles the Bullitt Center's transition from one man's vision to six-story living exemplar of urban sustainability. Through this high performance building case study, Peña describes the project's origins, the integrated design approach, building and project performance, and lessons learnt from the design and construction process. Produced by the University of Washington’s Center for Integrated Design with support from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Living Proof: The Bullitt Center is an inspirational resource for people interested in high performance buildings, the Bullitt Center's history, and applicable lessons for other projects.