Friday, December 11, 2015

5 Best Sustainable Buildings in the World

Buildings around the world are becoming more and more sustainable. It’s clear that this isn’t just a trend, it’s something that’s going to stick with us when it comes to building. From China to the United States, we’ve rounded up some of the best when it comes to green buildings around the world.

Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China

This tower is the second tallest building in the world. It has a few features that make it stand out from your average building. It has wind turbines that power the outer lighting and the design allows for more natural light to get in which means that there’s less of a need for artificial lighting. There are also smart controls to monitor the ventilation, lighting, heating to help cut down on energy bills.

One Bryant Park in New York City, USA

This building is known as one of the greenest skyscrapers in the world. It was the first high rise building to get LEED Platinum certification because of its green features, which include CO2 monitors, waterless urinals, LED lighting, and their very own generation plant that creates their own sustainable energy.

Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China

This award-winning tower makes use of solar panels combined with low energy lighting systems to be more sustainable. Also, the tower has been designed to push the wind turbines which in turn creates green energy for the building to use.

CIS Tower in Manchester, UK

This sustainable building features an impressive solar facade - the largest one in Europe! There are over 7000 photovoltaic cells that cover the building. Also, 24 wind turbines on the roof help contribute to their green energy.

Bahrain World Trade Center in Manama, Bahrain

This building features three huge wind turbines that are prominently placed between their two sail-shaped towers. These help create green energy for the building to make use of and help it be one of the sustainable buildings in the world.