AIA’s Top 10 Green Projects

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Each year, the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (COTE) awards ten super sustainable structures. Most of the winners are located in the United States, however one winner is in Canada and another in Saudi Arabia.  The outstanding eco-friendly features include:

  • Reuse of historic buildings
  • Non-toxic materials, healthier homes
  • Energy efficient design
  • Wind, geothermal and passive solar energy
  • Innovative wastewater treatment, including greywater for garden irrigation
  • Brownfield redevelopment and urban revitalization
  • Storm-resistant, affordable and efficient pre-fab housing
  • Close proximity to public transportation, mixed use buildings
  • Meeting stringent LEED requirements set by the U.S. Green Building Council

Pictured above is the innovative Kroon Hall, on the Yale campus in New Haven, CT.  Learn more about all of the AIA’s top picks here.

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