CSOB Headquarters: Prague, Czech Republic
Prague's Gold Standard
The 900,000 ft2 CSOB Headquarters is one of the Czech Republic's largest, most sustainable and most energy-efficient buildings. Tanks in the basement store rainwater, which is used to water the green roof, indoor gardens and the surrounding landscaping. Automatic controls turn off an area's heating or cooling when a window is opened, adjust the external shading system and return thermostats to nighttime setpoints after business hours. Natural light from atria, light wells and windows allow offices to dim or turn off artificial lights.