No doubt, that building consumes a lot of energy but it is equally true that these days, concrete forests are spreading all across the world. Due to this, more than 40 percent of global energy is being consumed by the world’s greenhouse gas emission. Now days, there are many designers and architects who after a careful study has come up with some of the best energy efficient buildings that along with saving energy also creates more energy.
Given below are some of the most sustainable and energy efficient building that offers better material, light and clear air while maintaining a good environment.
The Dixon Water Foundation Joset Pavillion, Decatuar, TX
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This is one multi functional meeting and education center. The focus of this center is to promote the healthy watersheds with help of better land management services. This is one certified living building which offers better facilities and has better understanding on how to gaze a livestock and create an environment that can be more helpful than affecting the environment. It follows a same definition as that of the Heritage Live Oak that along with maintaining a good environment enhances the experience of visitors by providing a better view while blocking the excess wind and harsh UV rays.
HEB at Mueller, Austin
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This is another popular commercial building, which is energy saver. If you compare it with a super market, you will realize that it consumes more energy per every square. However, this one is incredible store in Austin that uses less than 64% of the average grocery. It has solar panels that power the store lights. There can also be season temperature and humidity sensors that you can use so that people will not get freeze at the same time energy is well saved.
Exploratorium at Pier 15, San Francisco
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This is another well-known commercial building, which is a popular interactive science museum. Its prime focus is to enable the visitors the better sustainability and energy saving ideas with its design and architecture. The building utilizes the natural lighting shed and has 800-foot-long roof. It also has a water bay, which is primarily used for heating and cooling. This project is a well-certified LEED Platinum, which reaches the goal of being the largest Net Zero energy
Center for Sustainable Landscapes; Pittsburgh
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It is a popular administration, education and research center, which is located at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It is considered the greenest building that creates its own energy. It captures all the sanitary water and storm and treats it on site. It is the first building that has managed to reach all the types of certifications Four-Stars Sustainable SITES, Living Building Challenge, and WELL Building Platinum.
Rene Cazenave Apartments, San Francisco
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This is another popular place in San Francisco which is energy saving. It is ideally a parking lot, which also has a freeway off ramp that is quite best for homeless people. Even if it is a budget friendly option, but architects has accumulated the best possible features. It utilizes the fresh air instead of air conditioner due to its mild climate. With solar water panels, the hot water is available for most of the time.
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Berkeley, CA
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This building was made to address some of the challenges that society has been facing. It is all devoted to introduce the better sustainable innovation at the core life of university. The project is considered a hub for those teachers and students who offer better technology and designing and is considered product based education area which is also a sign of region for University’s commitment
The J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego
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The sole purpose of this institute was to offer a better example of science advancement. It is committed to offer the solution on some challenging design and energy utilizing problems. The place is LEED-Platinum certified and consists of wet lab and dry lab, which is all covered with a central courtyard.
Powerhouse Kjorbo, Oslo, Norway
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This is once incredible innovation, which is sustainable and consists of two buildings that were renovated and again built from all the recycled material. It consumes less than 90 of energy and is considered to be an energy plus” which create power more than it needs for regular functioning.
Above mentioned are just a small list of such buildings, which are well noted for consuming less energy and saving more. There are other constructions too; however above-mentioned are the ones, which have been proclaimed worldwide.