Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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.
Control FeaturesInterior Roller Shades , Interior Venetian Blinds , Predictive Solar Tracking , Advanced Modeling , Control Panel Software , Floorplan Views
Certification and AwardsLEED Platinum CertifiedWhat Makes It Green? Award - AIA SeattleIDEAS2 Award, National Certificate of Recognition - American Institute of Steel ConstructionTechnology Award - ASHRAE Puget SoundAward of Excellence - Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)Best of Year - Interior DesignOffice Development of the Year - NAIOP