Top 10 Green Buildings, 2011

American Institute of Architects' Top 10 Green Buildings
Frank Ooms

Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colo.
RNL Design
It makes sense that the building in which cutting-edge research into renewable energy takes place would be one of the greenest structures in the U.S. The facility is meant to create a blueprint for a net-zero-energy future, integrating passive design strategies such as day lighting and natural ventilation. The open office plan reduces the building footprint per person.

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