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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.

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.

Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Boothbay, ME

Visitors come to the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens' Bosarge Family Education Center to improve their green thumbs, hear a concert or to celebrate a wedding.

DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office: Phoenix, AZ

Some might say that the DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office is a high performing building overachiever.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus: Seattle, WA

At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, employees can brainstorm with colleagues next to a dark-water bog that also attracts the occasional heron.

College of the Atlantic Student Housing Village: Bar Harbor, ME

It's one thing to learn about ways to improve the relationship between humans and the environment; it's another to actually live according to those principles.

Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building: Hood River, OR

Before construction of the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building, music students practiced in an old bus barn outbuilding and science students conducted experiments in a lab with outdated equipment.

Manitoba Hydro Place: Winnipeg, Canada

Manitoba Hydro, the province's sole energy provider, began planning for a new, energy-efficient headquarters in 2002. The design team soon realized that the extreme climate ...

Kiowa County Schools: Greensburg, KS

After a two-mile wide tornado plowed through Greensburg, Kan., in 2007, the town and school district committed to rebuilding a model green community ...

Sweetwater Creek State Park Visitor Center: Lithia Springs, GA

Before entering a 2,549-acre conservation park, visitors are welcomed by a center that, through sustainable design, contributes to the park's purpose of protecting nature.
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Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving

When disasters strike, buildings can turn into traps as they did in Hurricane Katrina, or they can provide places of refuge.

Rainwater: The Untapped Resource

Energy and water are inextricably linked. Roughly one quad of energy per year could be saved in the United States if we reduced water consumption by 10%.

Capturing Condensate

One way to reduce water use is by collecting condensate.
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