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If you are new to our social media feed, this Green article shows you–in four posts–the eco-friendly building revolution.
And due to popular demand, Renew Resources has compiled a quick list of the trendsetting structures that were built using green design techniques and most importantly recyclable building materials! Enjoy!
It’s no surprise the award-winning designers at Consarc Architects were given the “Green light” to concoct the iCon Innovation Center. The eco-friendly building is famous for being the first ever commercial building in the UK to use “Phase-change” eco-friendly materials. What makes it uber special? It only uses 15 Kg of Co2/m2/yr giving the iCon Innovation Center and everyone associated with it “Zero carbon status.”
Source: Consarc Architects
The Helix Hotel
Masterminded by Leeser Architects, the eco-friendly Helix Hotel in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Bay maximizes natural light, sun, wind and hydro energy. Its spiral aesthetic gives each room its own unique view providing all guests with a certain “sustainable design hospitality.” What makes it special? It uses GROW panels made out of 100% recyclable plastic on the outside making it easier for green energy to transfer indoors for optimized energy efficiency. Oh and did I mention that it has an ocean fed waterfall coming straight from the Persian Gulf! Amazing.
Source: Leeser Architects
Bay and Adelaide Center
And now trumpeting Brookfield Properties, the architects who developed the Bay and Adelaide Center in Toronto, Ontario. Here we have Toronto’s first sustainable standing structure to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standard. The 51-story eco-structure was made with local and recyclable building materials all positioned to perfection in efforts to harness natural light and hydro energy.
Source: Brookfield Properties
Last but not least we have Ken Yeang’s Fushionopolis Research Center, an eco-friendly building made for the Singapore Sky. Its eco-friendly design embodies Yeang’s trademark philosophy: “All standing structures should be designed like living organisms.” Here you can also witness the world’s largest 15-story vertical garden armed with vegetation which also acts as a natural passive cooling and insulation system. It’s also positioned to maximize natural light using indoor prisms for optimized energy efficiency. What makes Fushionopolis special? It’s organic and inorganic materials are built as one living ecosystem!
Source: Ken Yeang
And there you have it! The four eco-friendly building trendsetters that have set the tone for future sustainable design projects. Of course, this is only the beginning; however, all four examples above will likely provide green building inspiration in your neck of the woods. Until next post!
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