April 30, 2007: Architects Name Top 10 Green Buildings for 2007
Among the active systems for heating and cooling the buildings are a seawater cooling system, an evaporative cooling tower, a system exposed to the night sky for radiant cooling, a geothermal heat pump, and a radiant heating system powered by a solar thermal collector. Several of the buildings incorporate solar electric power systems.
The buildings range from a residential home to a large federal courthouse, although most are institutional buildings, including a library, two visitor centers, a middle school, and a research center. The AIA's top green projects program is co-sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Building Museum. The projects will be honored on May 3 during the AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Exposition in San Antonio.
To view the top 10 list, go to www.aiatopten.org/hpb/.
Publication date: 04/30/2007