23 May '13, 1pm

Top 10 green buildings of 2013

Top 10 green buildings of 2013

For the 17th year, the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment has chosen its Top 10 Green Buildings for 2013, which showcase excellence in green design. This year continues the theme of social consciousness, started in 2012, where participants are asked to design high-performing buildings on a limited budget. While the hot trend for 2012 top buildings seemed to be creating native habitats for storm management and taking co-generation to the next level, this year's buildings bring energy efficiency to new levels combined with advanced water management. Here are two of the winners: Matarozzi/Pelsinger Multi-Use Building Located in an industrial area of San Francisco, this building is certified LEED-NC Gold for adaptive reuse of a historic and previously derelict turn-of-the-century industrial building. A warehouse was transformed into a multi-tenant o...

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