Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Description
Seattle, WA, USA

Through innovative design and a focus on sustainability, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation campus achieved the distinction of being the largest LEED Platinum certified non-profit building in the world.  One factor in this success, is a dynamic facade that uses predictive solar tracking for optimal positioning of shading elements, made possible by Embedia's Solarai Plus control system.  Advanced modeling of the building's unique features and its surrounding environment allows the system to account for shadows cast onto the facade, as well as provide protection from reflected glare in addition to that caused by direct sunlight.