03 Jan '12, 12pm

Green-Roofed Gas Station is Pretty, But Is It Actually Sustainable? (Video)

In Sweden, with its huge land expanse, plentiful natural resources, and small population, sustainability isn't seen as an impossible goal. Where else could such a lofty ambition - having a vehicle fleet that by 2030 is "not dependent on fossil fuel" - actually get taken seriously? Swedes don't have the same cynicism about environmentalism and sustainability that Americans might. In fact, if the government tells them to recycle soft plastic or endeavor to stop tossing so much food , much of the population believes the government must have its best interests at heart, and complies. So for Swedish oil company OKQ8 to declare the gas station it is building in the Sollentuna (Stockholm) suburb of Häggvik 'sustainable' is not really so far-fetched, at least not from a Swedish perspective. One big change from OKQ8's perspective is that the new station is built with wood glulam be...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/can-gas-stat...

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