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GREEN TOP TEN - BUILDINGS FOR EDUCATION

In Newberg, Oregon, southwest of Portland, the first building has been built on a new 15-acre (6-hectare) campus for Portland Community College (PCC). The structure's distinctive forms provide a visual clue about the strategies — including passive cooling and extensive daylighting — that were used to achieve its goal of zero net energy use.

PCC Newberg Center, Portland, OregonHood River Middle School Music and Science Building, Hood River, OregonKensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaUC Merced Long Range Development Plan, Merced, CaliforniaAnd more...

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GREEN TOP TEN - OFFICE BUILDINGS

When Perkins + Will recently sought to move its Atlanta offices, the firm wanted the new facility to serve as a case study for sustainable design. So, the multidisciplinary design firm purchased a 1986 office building across from the High Museum, and reconfigured it while retaining much of the structure, and improving the energy-using systems.

The renovated six-story, 79,000-square-foot (7,300-square-meter) building at 1315 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta meets the 2030 Challenge and recently earned LEED Platinum certification.   (Published 2012.0502)

1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GeorgiaIowa Utilities Board Building, Des Moines, IowaMercy Corps Headquarters, Portland, OregonChandler City Hall, Chandler, Arizona

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HOKI MUSEUM BY NIKKEN SEKKEI

When we are astonished by a building, it is often because we don't fully understand it. In such a case, we strive to close the gap between what we see and what we already know of architecture.   (Published 2012.0425)

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