Architects Scott Allen and Kristina Buller of Perkins+Will have designed an apartment complex based on a waste-to-energy model. The sloped-designed complex with a vegetative roof, could be built next to a waterfront in Philadelphia. It will have the ability to incinerate the city's trash and produce enough power for 26,000 homes. "It's not a net zero building that provides only for itself, but it's a building that gives back in an infrastructural way -- as well as a cultural way -- to the surrounding area," says Allen.

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