Gallery: Study Shows Beautiful Buildings Outperform Other Green Buildin...

Portola Valley Town Center by Siegel & Strain Architects and Goring and Straja Architects

According to a new study, beauty and sustainable building make for the most potent combination of high performance. The Pattern Mapping Institute had a hunch that buildings which were considered aesthetically superior also had a better range of environmental attributes. So through a study of correlated AIA Cote award winning and LEED Platinum projects, they found that integrated designs that aligned beauty and function had 4 times the impact of those with just LEED Platinum certification. Jump ahead to find out more on what their white paper said.

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