Friday, March 9, 2007

A Skyscraper Banking on Green

When its doors officially open early next year in New York, the Bank of America Tower will be the world's greenest skyscraper...

Debris from demolition and construction was recycled more completely than at any prior major work site. Then there was the pioneering use of recycled and energy-saving materials in construction. And, of course, there is the tower's unprecedented water and electricity efficiency. These innovative features earned the building a platinum certification-the highest score ever for an office tower-under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, part of the U.S. Green Building Council's code for best practices, materials, and systems in green buildings.

A Skyscraper Banking on Green | BusinessWeek

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