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Innovative green buildings across the world

When we hear of sustainability, the first context that comes to mind is that of the environment. But since the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reports that almost 50% of CO2 is emitted by buildings, it’s about time sustainability is spoken widely also in the context of architecture.

As found by an MIT study, sustainable design has now become standard practice in many countries. In addition to issues related to energy, there are many other aspects, such as a healthy environment and other aspects of indoor environmental quality, which are relevant for a “truly sustainable” building.

Here are eight of our favorite green buildings around the world which are innovations shaping sustainability and modern architecture, at the same time:

Green Botanic Wall in Paris


This living wall or vertical garden, however you want to call it, was created by botanist Patrick Blanc and covers the side of a five-story Parisian block with waves of 7,600 plants. It is rightly called The Oasis of Aboukir and it features plants from 237 different species.


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