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ULI Releases Three New Case Studies

The ULI, an organization that provides leadership in the responsible use of land, has added three new case studies to the ULI Case Studies collection.

The ULI Case Studies collection showcases innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development. The newest case studies include two innovative office buildings and a major mixed-use development.

680 Folsom Street, San Francisco is a 14-story office building originally built in 1964 that has been completely renovated and seismically retrofitted. Renovation involved removal and replacement of nearly everything in the building except the steel frame; two floors were also added.

CityCentre, Houston, is a mixed-use urban development that encompasses five office buildings, three multifamily residential options, brownstones, two hotels, streetfront restaurants and retail space, conference space, a cinema, a health/fitness facility, and parking. The project has been developed on a 37-acre site--recently expanded to 47 acres--formerly occupied by a retail mall that was failing. The plan revolves around a central open space/plaza, and features a pedestrian-friendly environment.

Bullitt Center, Seattle, is a six-story green office building designed to meet the stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). The building produces all of its electricity on site via a 14,000-square-foot rooftop photovoltaic array. Methods used in the building to conserve and manage water include rainwater harvesting, a green roof and a bioswale to treat graywater, and composting toilets. Other green features include geothermal heating and cooling, and the use of building materials and finishes that are free of toxic chemicals.

To read these and other ULI Case Studies, click here

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