Today, it’s not enough for the buildings we live and work in to be beautiful, big and bold.
With climate change a looming threat and the need for renewable energy sources evermore pressing, skyscrapers, office blocks and residential apartments need to be green too.
Ten of the world’s most sustainable buildings
The value of vegetation in urban areas goes beyond cooling and shade. City plantings can also help improve air and water quality through filtering mechanisms.
Pictures: 10 High-Tech, Green City Solutions for Beating the Heat.