Slideshow: America’s Greenest Buildings.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 26, 2008
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A fun story on America’s greenest, LEED-platinium certified buildings. Mostly office buildings, by the looks of this story (no surprise, seeing as how it comes from Forbes). But it’d be great to see ballparks, restaurants, rec centers and homes added to this slideshow list.

And here’s the story, from Forbes’ Hannah Clark. Excerpt:

…natural light permeates the entire floor. Sometimes, cubicles have their own thermostats, so employees can control the temperature. The roof of Hicks’ building, at 1800 Pennsylvania Avenue, has a garden so workers can take a relaxing break at lunch. Oh, and by the way, the urinals don’t flush. But Hicks promises they still smell fresh and clean. “They work wonderfully,” he says. “I know it’s hard to imagine.”

Green building is a growing trend, in part because companies have realized they can actually save money…


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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