Article – “Ten of the Greenest Skyscrapers in the World”

 

http://www.energytrendsinsider.com/2009/05/12/ten-of-the-greenest-skyscrapers-in-the-world/

This article reminded me of the video shown in 371 about 340 on the Park in Chicago and actually includes that building on their list. Other highlights include:

  • World Trade Center Towers in Bahrain – Featuring three behemoth 96-foot wide wind turbine blades between the towers, over 1100 megawatts of electricity will be generated per year for the structure.
  • CIS Tower in England –  With over 7000 solar panels and 24 wind turbines, the tower represents a stunning achievement in what be accomplished when you combine skyscrapers and clean technology.
  • Hearst Tower in New York – The Hearst Tower was New York’s first skyscraper to receive the gold LEED certification.  Nearly 80% of the steel used to create this structure was recycled, as well as much of the interior’s flooring and ceiling materials.
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