From: GreenerBuildings
Published April 16, 2009 10:56 AM

AIA Releases Its Top 10 List of Green Building Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment have selected the organization's Top 10 List of outstanding examples of environmentally responsible architecture and design for 2009.

The honorees, which range from the Synergy segment of the sweeping Dockside Green redevelopment project in British Columbia to the community government center of a Northern California town, will be recognized at the AIA's annual National Convention and Design Exposition, which runs April 30 to May 2 in San Francisco.


Here's the list:

Charles Hostler Student Center, Beirut, Lebanon, VJAA -- The 204,000-square-foot facility center sits on Beiruts seafront and is designed to promote social interaction as well as energy and water conservation, while capitalizing on natural features including sunlight and air flow. The structure includes a roof with green spaces.

Chartwell School, Seaside, Calif., EHDD Architecture -- The goal for this 21,200-square-foot building, which received a LEED-Platinum rating, is to provide a high-performance learning environment for children with learning differences. The school sits on a hill overlooking Monterey Bay and was designed to integrate site features, the school program and concepts of environmental conservation.

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