The 500,000 square-foot, 14-story One Angel Square in Manchester, England, is touted as "the most environmentally-friendly building in the world." The structure has garnered a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method score of 95.16%, the highest score ever given by BREEAM. Among its sustainable features are the earth tubes for heating and cooling, double-skinned facade and rainwater harvesting. "With One Angel Square, we've proved on a massive scale that you can design large commercially viable office buildings, even in a regional market, that minimize waste, cost and environmental impact, through teamwork, intelligence and belief," said Mike Hitchmough, project director at 3DReid, the architecture firm behind the project.
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