13 Green Buildings That Blow Out All the Stops
There are always futuristic thinking architects who continue to envision utopian cities and in these examples innovation, aesthetics and sustainability were at the top of the elements employed. In the midst of our global ecological crisis, architects and designers are relentlessly pursuing design strategies that manage to mitigate the toxic byproducts of our consumption habits, while maximizing our use of sustainable energy sources.
Meeting these challenges means more deeply integrating green technologies like wind and solar power, natural climate controls and space-age materials into the building processes.
The results can be pretty mind-blowing. Slideshow starts at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/21/sustainable-architecture_n_1428427.html?ref=green-technology#s=860475.