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 with shading elements that use predictive solar tracking, enabled by Embedia's Solarai control system, for optimal positioning.  Advanced modeling of the buildings unique features and surrounding environment allows the system to account for shadows cast onto the facade, as well as provide protection reflected glare in addition to that caused by direct sunlight.