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Water Recovery

WaterHub at Emory University: Atlanta

As water resources grow increasingly taxed and scarce in communities across the U.S., an Atlanta university is turning to an unlikely resource to reduce its drinking water demand: the local sewer. The WaterHub at Emory University turns waste into a resource, recycling wastewater via an ecological treatment facility–the first of its kind in the U.S. Its sustainable treatment process sets an example of how adaptive technology can be used to meet water needs while reducing water costs.

Federal Center South Building 1202: Seattle, WA

The new home of the Seattle district headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers represents a transformation both for the occupants who work in it and for the high performing building industry.

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS): Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) aims to not only reduce impact on the environment, but improve the lives of its occupants and its community through net positive operation.

Chandler City Hall: Chandler, AZ

A splashing outdoor water feature might seem like a frivolous luxury in a desert community like the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz. But Chandler City Hall’s courtyard waterfall ...

Earth Rangers Centre: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

The 63,000 ft2 building includes an animal habitat area and was toured by approximately 8,600 students and others in 2012.

Malaysia Energy Commission Headquarters: Putrajaya, Malaysia

The glimmering green façade of the Malaysia Energy Commission Headquarters known as the Diamond Building stands in stark contrast ...

Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Headquarters Building: Shenzhen, China

A tropical garden with water features flourishes on the sixth floor on the Shenzhen IBR Headquarters Building.

Y2E2: Stanford, CA

Stanford University's Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2) is the first element in Stanford's new Science and Engineering Quad 2.

FC Gulf Freeway Office Building: Houston, TX

Energy savings for four similar office buildings in the Houston area started with planting native vegetation on one roof. Designers found that the roof's added insulation ...

Golden Hill Office Center: Lakewood, CO

Golden Hill Office Center is a 1980s building that outperformed conventionally designed office buildings of the era with respect to energy use. Twenty-eight years later, Golden Hill continues to outperform the majority of contemporary office buildings. In fact, the original systems still work so well that Golden Hill was awarded a 99 ENERGY STAR rating in 2010.
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