In Seattle, work starts on “greenest” office building: It’ll be six stories, but expectations are sky-high.

The Bullitt Center — which eventually will use only its own rainwater, generate its own power and compost its own sewage — is the first big office building designed to carry its own environmental weight.

Photo: Seattle has 12 “living buildings” in the works, places designed to generate as much power as they consume and process their own wastewater. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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