Gallery: 6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings int...

Building reuse and architectural adaptation typically lend themselves to green ideals, and over the years we have found some incredible sustainable renovations around the world. But some of the most surprising and imaginative designs weren't old or but
 
Building reuse and architectural adaptation typically lend themselves to green ideals, and over the years we have found some incredible sustainable renovations around the world. But some of the most surprising and imaginative designs weren't old churches or updated Victorian buildings, but instead, former industrial or factory buildings that were seen as nothing more than a blight on the landscape. From a nuclear power plant turned into an amusement park to a defunct factory converted into a glittering museum space, read on after the jump for some of the most interesting and innovative green industrial renovations around the globe!

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  1. CM_KKM September 9, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Amazing, well done!

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  3. r_krebs April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Helen Morgan, thanks for covering these 6 interesting projects. These are great examples of re-purposing existing buildings; we would be interested in knowing how energy efficient these buildings are over time. Creating an efficient building envelope reduces resources used to heat and cool a building over its entire life. This can lower the environmental impact throughout the entire life of the building. See http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org/Main-Menu/Design-Elements for studies on how specific building elements can reduce energy usage.

    Rob Krebs
    American Chemistry Council
    http://www.facebook.com/greenbuildingsolutions

  4. kheinbo April 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    The Plant in Chicago (old meatpacking plant) -http://www.plantchicago.com/ – and the City Museum in St. Louis (old shoe factory) – http://citymuseum.org/site/ – are other great examples.

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