Gallery: American Institute of Architects Announces the Greenest Buildi...

 
The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) has announced its Top Ten Plus list of the greenest buildings of 2013. What stands out this year is that it wasn’t just green building technology that put these buildings on the list, but the community impact of specific buildings. Several of the winning buildings were redevelopments of abandoned brownfield sites, such as the Pearl Brewery and the Federal Central South building. Other winners engaged closely with their occupants in a special way, whether they were seniors, in the case of the Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments, or children, in the case of the Marin Country Day School. This year's winners displayed a holistic excellence that encompassed much more than just the technical aspects of green building.

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