01 Aug '13, 6pm

200 years of LEED (or 20 historic buildings you probably didn’t know were green)

By the end of the decade, global building stock is expected to expand to nearly 2 trillion square feet (186 billion square meters). This expansion, along with the rapid growth of LEED in regions all around the world, presents tremendous opportunity to positively influence the way these buildings are designed, built, renovated, and operated, reducing the negative impacts of the built environment at a global scale. The LEED projects highlighted above demonstrate that buildings can move toward high performance at any age, in any part of the world. So where will the icons of this decade be? Some of the most inspirational advancements in green building are occurring right now in China, Brazil, Europe and beyond. This summer, a retail store in Dubai, UAE achieved a record 107 points in LEED, becoming the highest scoring LEED Platinum project to date. What stories will your next ...

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