September 26, 2008

Slideshow: America’s Greenest Buildings.

A fun story on America’s greenest, LEED-platinium certified buildings. Mostly office buildings, by the looks of this story (no surprise, seeing as how it comes from Forbes). But it’d be great to see ballparks, restaurants, rec centers and homes added to this slideshow list.

And here’s the story, from Forbes’ Hannah Clark. Excerpt:

…natural light permeates the entire floor. Sometimes, cubicles have their own thermostats, so employees can control the temperature. The roof of Hicks’ building, at 1800 Pennsylvania Avenue, has a garden so workers can take a relaxing break at lunch. Oh, and by the way, the urinals don’t flush. But Hicks promises they still smell fresh and clean. “They work wonderfully,” he says. “I know it’s hard to imagine.”

Green building is a growing trend, in part because companies have realized they can actually save money…

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