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10 places vying for the title of greenest building on the planet

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.

Apple Campus 2

A rendering of Apple Campus 2, currently under construction in Cupertino, shows what CEO Tim Cook believes will be ‘the greenest building on the planet’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: Apple

 

The Bullitt Center

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, which claims to be ‘the greenest commercial building in the world’, has a rooftop solar array that produces more power than is used on site.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: Nic Lehoux/Bullitt

 

NuOffice

NuOffice in Munich, Germany, which is being completed in phases, is touted as ‘the most efficient and most sustainable building in the world’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: Hubert Haupt Immobilien Holding

 

 


One Angel Square

One Angel Square, The Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester, is billed as ‘the world’s most environmentally friendly building’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: The Co-operative Group

 

Powerhouse Kjørbo

Designers of Powerhouse Kjørbo in Norway call it ‘the world’s most environmentally friendly office building’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: Chris Aadland

 

Shanghai Tower

Currently under construction in China, Shanghai Tower is making its case as ‘the greenest super high-rise on earth’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: Gensler

 

Sky Studios

Integrated with a large wind turbine, Sky Studios in West London is advertised as ‘the most sustainable broadcast studio’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: Christian Richters

 

The Crystal

More modest than other ‘greenest buildings on the planet’, The Crystal in London is referred to merely as ‘one of the world’s greenest buildings’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: Siemens

 

The Tower at PNC Plaza

The PNC Financial Services Group sees its new headquarters in Pittsburgh – The Tower at PNC Plaza – as ‘the world’s greenest skyscraper’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: The Tower at PNC Plaza

 

YS Sun Green Building Research Center

The YS Sun Green Building Research Center at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan claims to be ‘the world’s greenest building’.

Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed.
Photograph: NCKU Press Center

 

Source: The Guardian