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With End of Oil in Sight, Saudi Arabia’s LEED Community is Vision of Sustainable Future | U.S. Green Building Council

Given the recent revelations that Saudi Arabia may be running out of oil , and that the U.S. is poised to surpass the kingdom as an oil producer , it is no surprise that the kingdom is looking at ways to diversify its economy and its energy future. In 2006, the kingdom asked HOK to design the ambitious 5.5-million-square-foot King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to provide the kingdom’s first nondenominational, coeducational university as a hub for international researchers to develop and improve alternative energy technology. The project was managed by Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s oil company, which the kingdom relies upon heavily to manage its high-profile development and construction projects. Naturally, it had to be the first LEED-certified project in the kingdom, and it became the largest LEED Platinum-certified project in the world at the time. I...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/end-oil-sight-saudi-arabia%...

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