10 May '12, 12pm

Is this the world's smartest, greenest building?

Is this the world's smartest, greenest building?

The building is a LEED Platinum candidate, which is no easy feat. LEED elements were incorporated early into the design process to create a healthier workspace, reduce environmental impact and provide the economic benefits of a more sustainable, energy-efficient building. “The goal for the building was to consume as few resources as possible and thereby create a model for development of sustainable high-rise buildings in urban areas with creative planning,” SFPUC engineer Masoud Vafaei said. “To meet our aggressive target for energy efficiency beyond California’s energy code required the right design, right tools and the right team.” The project's LEED design features include wind turbines, operable windows that allow for natural ventilation, three rooftop solar platforms with 684 panels and wastewater recycling. KMD, the building's architect, was honored with two awards f...

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