29 Jul '15, 9pm

#Korea’s Songdo IBD sets the bar in #greenbuilding: now totals 19.5 mill sq. ft. of #LEED-certified space

The $35 billion Songdo International Business District (IBD) is often called the largest private real estate venture in history. When complete in 2020, it will include one hundred million square feet of office, residential, retail, hotel and public space, and be home to 65,000 residents and 300,000 people will commute in daily. The city already has 36,000 residents with 50,000 commuters. Songdo IBD also is the leading example of a “ubiquitous city” in which technology is pervasive and key IT systems are linked. It has partnered with Cisco to provide TelePresence immersive videoconferencing in homes, offices and schools, among other digital initiatives. Connected to Incheon International Airport via a stunning 7.4-mile bridge, Songdo IBD is situated at the crossroads of Northeast Asia and is a 90-minute flight to Shanghai and to Tokyo, and a three-hour flight to Hong Kong. ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/koreas-songdo-international...

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