B’s photo diary: 10 December, 2015

Frankfurt_Deutsche_Bank_Headquarters.20140221Today I walked by the “greenest” building in Frankfurt, which is the Deutsche Bank twin towers. In 2006 the towers were renovated with green solutions and as a result it was awarded the inaugural International Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).  On its website, the DB says “our refurbished corporate headquarters in Frankfurt – Deutsche Bank Towers – highlights the environmental improvements that we can achieve in existing properties. Refurbishment has led to a 67 percent decrease in energy use for heating and cooling and a 74 percent reduction in water consumption.

And I say “May all buildings become green!”

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  1. On the “Green Building A to Z” book, “In the year 2035, three-quarters of the built environment in the US will be either new or renovated (representing more than 300 billion square feet of construction.) This transformation over the next 30 years represents a historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reserve the most significant crisis of modern tie, climate change; by commentator and architect Edward Mazria”

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