Gallery: Metropolitan Green: Solar Panel Clad Building Brings Bright Po...

From Passive Houses and massive rooftop farms to mobile coffee bars and eco-friendly footbridges, Brooklyn is just bursting with amazing green design. Well here's another one we can tack on to the list: Metropolitan Green, a 5-story mixed use building with a shiny blue solar panel facade. Designed by Mark Helder, the 3,400 square foot building has a footprint of only 507 square feet, and the striking facade provides 40 percent of its energy. Aptly named, the stunning green building sits on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, and it is aiming to achieve LEED Platinum. Hit the jump for a look inside.

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