Green skyscrapers: when tall is sustainable

 

When it comes to sustainability, skyscrapers usually have a bad reputation due to the amount of resources they consume to function. However, high-rise buildings can be green too. From iconic buildings like the Empire State Building (LEED Gold Certified) to the newest high tech constructions like Torre Reforma in Mexico City (LEED Platinum Certified), skyscrapers can be energy efficient, achieve high recycling rates and lower wastewater as proved by these 7 state of the art sustainable buildings.

 

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