Gallery: Unilever’s Energy Efficient Office is One of the Greenest in E...

 
Unilever, the company that brings you soap, tea and Vaseline, recently completed construction on of the greenest headquarters yet to be built. Set in Hamburg’s HafenCity on the Elbe River, the building is much more than an office complex -- it's envisioned by Behnisch Architects as an extension of a new burgeoning city core. Inside is a huge atrium that is open to all visitors, while a democratic program above allows workers to collaborate like never before. The exterior of the building sports a new type of skin which deflects the intense winds that plow across the river. The building takes advantage of lots of daylight supplemented by efficient LED interior lights and state of the art heating and cooling systems to cut its energy footprint by 4x.

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  1. ethical gifts January 7, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Is it just me or it just looks too modern and not too green?

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