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8/22/17

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World Architecture Day: A Look at Five Upcoming Eco-Friendly Constructions

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Source: Yahoo News

The theme for this year's World Architecture Day, which takes place this year on October 2, 2017, is "Climate, Change, Action!" To celebrate the ongoing advances in green building worldwide, we take a look at five new eco-friendly architectural developments.

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As well as introducing environmental awareness into the syllabus, classrooms themselves are getting a green makeover. The Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island, New York (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Handel Architects) for example, is on its way to becoming "one of the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient campuses in the world" through state-of-the-art all-electric smart building features, solar power, geothermal ground source heat pumps and an energy-efficient facade. The campus is slated for completion in 2019.

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