Top 10 Green Building Projects 2013 - Fast CoExistMonday, June 03, 2013
Last month, Fast Company's CoExist featured 2013's Top 10 Green Building Projects. These projects include a kids day school, a planned community and the US Army Corps of Engineers Northwest District regional headquarters. These designs are full of earth friendly technology, innovation and are great examples of the direction that modern architecture is moving in.
(all photos from Fast CoExist)
Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments were built by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (they were also responsible for the first housing community for autistic adults). Merritt Crossing was also built on brownfield land and features rooftop solar panels.
Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse was built on brownfield land in San Antonio, Texas. It features a 67,000 square foot LEED Gold Warehouse, beer vat rainwater tanks and Texas's largest roof-mounted solar array.
San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission Headquarters was for it to be "the greenest urban building in the United States." The building features on-site grey and black water treatment, rooftop solar panels and an integrated wind turbine.
Swenson Civil Engineering Building was made from local material and features an underground storm water retention system and occupancy and daylight sensor controls.
Yin Yang House has almost net zero energy use and creates all of it's own energy on-site using a 12-kW solar system. The home also features a green roof and uses passive cooling.