16 Oct '15, 9pm

Turin, Italy turns to #LEED for new LEED Platinum Certified tower in the city center.

On a clear day in Turin, the capital of Italy’s Piedmont region, one is surrounded by the pristine, snow-topped French and Piedmontese Alps. The mountains dominate the backdrop to this city, which dates back to the 11th century. Today, standing on the edge of the historic part of town, it appears that the icy mountains have encroached on Turin’s city center. A new, gleaming, ice-like building stands there: the new LEED Platinum Sanpaolo Tower . Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the 166-meter-high tower has incorporated transparent glass, opalescent glass and lacquered aluminum on the exterior. Designed as a “bioclimatic building” and a home for the banking magnate Intesa Sanpaolo, the tower incorporates cutting-edge technologies and materials. The team behind the project took advantage of integrated design to assist with LEED certification through early planning and ongoi...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-italy-turin-turns-leed

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