Gallery: AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Building Projects of 2007


There are few organizations who’ve been more closely tracking the evolution of green building over the last decade than the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA/COTE). Each year, they round up the best projects they’ve seen and evaluate them according to a rigorous set of measures and metrics. Ten emerge victorious as the year’s top projects. A couple of this year’s winners will be familiar to Inhabitat readers, as we’ve noted their superior greenness in the past including The EpiCenter, shown above, and others…

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  1. maxmsf May 13, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    That z6 sure is some good eye candy

  2. Francesco DeParis May 4, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    These are all beautiful designs. I like that residential designs get appreciated as well. What home-efficiency (LEED and Energy Star) needs to take off is critical mass. We need committed developers and small towns. I wrote about the power small towns have to LEED change across the country earlier this week.

    If the interests builds up to where the suppliers/manufacturers of the LEED/Energy Star certified products can be competitive with traditional inefficient products, investors will scramble to fund and grow these companies, ultimately helping the end consumer. The Wall Street Journal’s Energy Roundup agrees that this might be a great way to spur growth in the residential sector.

    I comment regularly on the business/investor side of alternative energy on Energy Spin: Alternative Energy Blog for Investors-Served Daily.

    Francesco DeParis

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