Companies like GM are slowly realizing the high cost of this data center power consumption, however, and working to make them more efficient.
The 4-story facility pays homage to the surrounding beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Built in the shadow of the capital, the newly completed complex is open for free public tours each weekday, and there are lots of green features to be excited about.
A recent revision to Amazon’s planned Seattle campus includes “retro-futuristic” biospheres that will be built to LEED Gold standards and house plants from around the world.
The former Pearl Brewery has been transformed into a sustainable mixed-use district that uses solar power and water conservation systems to reduce its energy demands.
A new interpretive center outside Las Vegas works to keep its visitors outside, even in hot weather.
All urban buildings should do what they can to reduce their carbon footprints — even those whose residents weigh up to 4 tons and tend to leave enormous actual footprints.
The nearly completed Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, near Seattle, will prove that it is possible to be a steward of both the arts and the environment at the same time.
At 1.8 million square feet, the new LEED Gold Skechers distribution center in Rancho Belago, Calif., is the largest building in the United States to achieve a USGBC certification.
Luxury retailer T Galleria, known for its celebration of superficial wealth, has been lauded for its inner beauty with a LEED Gold certification for Commercial Interiors.