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The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics

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The 2012 London Olympics could very well be the most sustainable Summer Games on record...

No Olympic organizers have worked harder to make this massive event more environmentally responsible than London 2012. That commitment has carried over to many of the Games’ buildings, including the main Olympic Stadium, the lightest ever built. The 80,000 seat stadium boasts a bevy of sustainable construction features, including rainwater harvesting, a fabric roof and interesting choices in recycled materials. With no disrespect to the Game’s focal point, we here at Inhabitat have come up with what we believe are the six greenest buildings built for the 2012 London Olympics.


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Cityscapes: Libraries of the future? With Chicago's new library ...

Cityscapes: Libraries of the future? With Chicago's new library ... | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

BY BLAIR KAMIN:

"What should a 21st Century library look like? To ask that question is to conjure futuristic visions--of libraries that resemble sleek Apple stores; of librarians who stroll around their branches with computer tablets, and of robots ..."


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Going Green in the US: Three Groundbreaking Eco-Friendly Buildings

Going Green in the US: Three Groundbreaking Eco-Friendly Buildings | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
Going Green in the US: Three Groundbreaking Eco-Friendly BuildingsGreen Building ElementsAs people become more concerned about the state of the environment, all industries are making efforts to go green.

As people become more concerned about the state of the environment, all industries are making efforts to go green. Though progress has been made across the board, architecture is an industry that has enjoyed significant success. All over the world, cities are building eco-friendly structures and renovating their existing buildings in order to lessen the strain on the environment. To design a green structure, architects rely on the rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council, which is known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Read the complete article for three of the greenest buildings in the United States, as determined by the LEED rating system...


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8 Of The Most Exciting Green Building Projects On The Horizon | Slideshows

8 Of The Most Exciting Green Building Projects On The Horizon | Slideshows | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Green building has caught on, becoming a booming business and fostering innovative ideas about how to construct homes, offices, and skyscrapers that use as few resources as possible. By 2015, the amount spent on green building is going to more than double, to $163 billion from $71 billion today. Here are some of the most remarkable buildings that all that cash may be spent on.


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