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SIERR Building at McKinstry Station: Spokane, Wash.

Early in the 20th century, the Spokane and Inland Empire Rail Road (SIERR) Building serviced one of the most innovative modes of transportation ...

Haywood Community College Creative Arts Building: Clyde, N.C.

Conditioned by the mountain air and illuminated with ample daylight, the new home of Haywood Community College’s Professional Arts program creates inviting, inspiring spaces for students to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

Saint Martin’s University Cebula Hall: Lacey, Wash.

What does it take to inspire students to pursue careers that tackle some of the toughest engineering challenges of the 21st century?

Gateway West Sustainable I: Brookfield, WI

As a developer of commercial building controls and automation systems, Environmental Systems Inc. wanted its new headquarters near Milwaukee, Wis., to showcase the potential energy and cost savings that can be achieved through high performance design and efficient operations.

IDeAs Z2 Design Facility: San Jose, CA

The San Jose, Calif., office of Integrated Design Associates (IDeAs) achieves net zero energy by keeping building loads to a minimum and using building-integrated photovoltaic panels to produce electricity.

Oberlin College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center: Oberlin, OH

Thousands of building professionals, educators and students have toured the facility during its 10 years of operation, gaining a new perspective on the possibilities of sustainable design.

UC Davis Health and Wellness Center: Davis, CA

The daylight-filled three-story UC Davis Health and Wellness Center offers physical and mental health services from dermatology to stress reduction strategies for the campus’ 30,000 students.

Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts: Philadelphia, PA 

It’s hard to imagine a less desirable site for a school than the one selected for the new Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Mercy Corps World Headquarters: Portland, OR

Responding to international crises isn’t easy when your colleagues are scattered across six separate office spaces. Mercy Corps found its solution in Portland, Ore.’s neglected Packer-Scott Building.

5 Houston Center: Houston, TX

After decades of virtually no new construction, downtown Houston is experiencing a revitalization. 5 Houston Center, owned by Wells Real Estate Funds, is a 27-story, 580,875-square-foot Class-A office tower on McKinney Street. C

Ada County Courthouse and Administration Building: Boise, ID

Even a new building that is designed for efficiency and sustainability can improve its performance through constant monitoring, adjustments, maintenance and annual evaluation of systems.

Dell Children's Medical Center: Austin, TX

Designers sought to create a sustainable and healthy setting by incorporating ample daylight, low-emitting interior materials and a combined cooling and heating power ...

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 ...

Lincoln Heritage Public Library Chrisney Branch: Chrisney, IN

The small town of Chrisney, Ind., turned to net zero to overcome financial hurdles and realize the residents’ dream of building a library. The town lost its high school in the 1970s and then its highway due to an expansion and rerouting, and hoped a library would stem the tide of decline. For five years, the small, simple library has served as a source of pride for this shrinking town, providing a resource for information and a community gathering place while producing more electricity than it consumes.

Alliance Center: Denver, CO

The project provides examples of ongoing, cost-effective and relatively simple measures to reduce building energy consumption and reduce environmental impact.

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.

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: Grand Junction, CO

Historic preservation and net zero energy performance may seem like opposing goals.

Sandy High School: Sandy, OR

Fresh air and sunlight permeate Sandy High School, while the school's location on a preserved wooded site provides easy access to and expansive views of the natural surroundings.
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