Slideshow: 7 green buildings from across the globe

03/19/2009 | Scientific American magazine

Buildings account for one-third of carbon emissions causing climate change, according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Seven green buildings from across the globe showcase the latest energy-efficiency designs, including the Genzyme Headquarters in the U.S. and the Swiss Re tower in London. The Swiss Re tower, nicknamed the Gherkin for its pickle shape, uses 50% less energy than a conventional office building.

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