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’.
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.
NuOffice in Munich, Germany, which is being completed in phases, is touted as ‘the most efficient and most sustainable building in the world’.
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’.
Designers of Powerhouse Kjørbo in Norway call it ‘the world’s most environmentally friendly office building’.
Currently under construction in China, Shanghai Tower is making its case as ‘the greenest super high-rise on earth’.
Integrated with a large wind turbine, Sky Studios in West London is advertised as ‘the most sustainable broadcast studio’.
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’.
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’.
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’.
Source: The Guardian