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CMTA Office Building: Louisville, KY

Kentucky engineering firm CMTA designed its new office to function as a laboratory to test new technologies and demonstrate their cost effectiveness to clients.

SOLON SE Headquarters: Berlin, Germany

A photovoltaics manufacturer needed a headquarters building that showcased innovative energy designs. The building's unique prefabricated façade is made of wood ...

Holy Wisdom Monastery: Middleton, WI

The Benedictine Sisters' mission of prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth guided the design of energy-efficient systems and selection of sustainable materials ...

A Grander View: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

The main lesson to be learned from A Grander View, headquarters of Enermodal Engineering, is that mechanical systems don't have to be complicated to work.

The Christman Building: Lansing, MI

Adaptive reuse is ideal for older cities that have a large stock of historic buildings. But how much does it cost to design, renovate and operate a repurposed building ...

Great River Energy Headquarters: Maple Grove, MN

Buildings are ecosystems that are unlikely to be perfect as initially constructed. Great River Energy Coop in Minnesota used the Living Design Process to design ...

Cannon Design Regional Offices, Power House: St. Louis, MO

Cannon Design repurposed an 85-year-old steam building in St. Louis for its regional offices by adding two floor plates to what was essentially an empty shell.

California Department of Education HQ - Block 225: Sacramento, CA

The California Department of Education Headquarters, built in 2002, raised the bar for sustainable building practices in California. It is the first state office building ...

Kitsap County Administration Building: Port Orchard, WA

The terraced building steps down with the site's steep grade and incorporates earth sheltering, natural ventilation and daylighting. The thermal mass of the ...

Maplewood Police and Court Building: Maplewood, NJ

California Department of Public Health Building: Richmond, CA

The California Department of Public Health's Building P has been demonstrating since 2005 that sustainable design benefits taxpayers, building users and the environment.

Cambridge City Hall Annex: Cambridge, MA

When restored and reopened in 1899 following a fire, the press heralded the building as an example of innovation in ventilation, circulation and daylighting.

Seattle City Hall: Seattle, WA

Environmental stewardship is a priority for Seattle. It was the first city to require all city buildings to achieve USGBC LEED® Silver rating or higher.

Normand-Maurice Building: Montreal, Canada

This $45 million CND building on the site of an abandoned foundry serves as the “green” prototype for Canadian government buildings. It houses the offices of ...

Magnify Credit Union South Lakeland Branch: Lakeland, FL

A Florida credit union wanted its new branch to be an investment in the community it serves. It designed the building to run off solar power, use rainwater for irrigation ...

Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park: New York City, NY

Why does one of the greenest skyscrapers in New York City also use more energy than its peers?

Chemeketa Health Sciences Complex Addition: Salem, OR

Taking a chance on an unconventional design reaped dividends for Chemeketa Community College. The result is a sustainable building that uses ...

25 York Street: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In the competitive world of commercial real estate, why would an owner pursue sustainable design and its increased initial costs?

EcoCommercial Building: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

An estimated 70% of India's building stock required for 2030 has not yet been built. Reducing the energy demands of this future growth can help reduce strain on the country's fossil fuel-reliant infrastructure ...

Rice Fergus Miller Office and Studio: Bremerton, WA

Instead of choosing new construction, Rice Fergus Miller's owners decided to completely renovate an abandoned Sears Automotive Center for the architecture firm's new office and studio space.
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