Last year on a event called Earth day a number of modern structures were awarded a the distinction, by the American institute of architects, the most sustainable in the world. This piece by the national geographic, gives an insight on what they hope to achieve.
They have super-insulated walls, solar panels, green roofs, and veranda-like canopies. Plus, they look Dwell-like cool. On Earth Day, ten modern buildings were crowned winners of the American Institute of Architects’ annual sustainable design competition. They showcase attractive ways to reuse construction materials, save water and energy, and improve indoor air quality.