Originally published at Green Building Materials, this post features an exciting new infographic that spotlights 12 of the world’s most sustainable buildings and gives details about why each was chosen for the list.
12 world class sustainable building designs are featured in a new infographic created by Classic Window Replacements of Dublin, Ireland. First on the list is the Pixel Building in Melbourne, Australia, chosen because it has the highest LEED score ever awarded by the US Green Building Council. It is also Australia’s first carbon neutral office building.
Each building showcases a variety of energy saving techniques, from exterior walls with much higher than normal insulating power to sail shaped designs to create wind currents that help generate electricity for the building.
Most also capture and re-use rainwater or offer innovative strategies to treat waste water created by occupants. Low energy LED lighting systems are used to supplement design characteristics that maximize the amount of natural light that finds its way into the interior.
And of course, they all have solar panel installations. Most are net zero buildings that generate enough electricity to meet all the building’s needs. Many have enough electrical power left over to supply nearby buildings as well.
And, of course, virtually every building on the list has unique design features that set it apart visually from ordinary commercial buildings or office towers. Why not check out the infographic below and choose your own award winning designs?
Source: Architecture & Design