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GBCUnit6Ch2TitlepgSee how green building concepts are being implemented with GEF's Case Studies! 

AIA Portland Center for Architecture
Portland, Oregon
The American Institute of Architects' new home achieved the highest rating of USGBC's LEED certification program without high-tech strategies by focusing on reusing existing materials. 

Stewart Middle School, Sidwell Friends School
Washington, D.C.
The first LEED Platinum-rated K-12 school building in the world. 

Bank of America Tower
New York City, New York
A recent addition to the New York City skyline, demonstrating that ecological and economic principles can be made compatible. 

Deconstruction and Reuse Network
Laguna Beach, California
The Deconstruction and ReUse Network (DRN) show how deconstruction and reuse of building materials can save money and preserve natural resources. 

Now House
Toronto, Canada
The transformation of a typical older house into a near-zero energy structure. 

Terry Thomas Office Building
Seattle, Washington
A new four-story office building illustrating the possibilities of sustainable design. 

Ross Street House
Madison, Wisconsin
A modestly-sized home that employs many features to minimize its envrionmental footprint. 

Murray Grove Apartment Building
London, England
A nine-story residential building structured entirely of wood, illustrating an approach of buiilding material selection that can help achieve carbon-neutral buildings. 

Empire State Building
New York City, New York
Ongoing upgrades and renovations in the historic Empire State Building reduce the building's energy use  by 38%. 

Sunset Cliffs Residence
San Diego, California
Homeowners re-design the landscape to reduce water consumption.