The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has unveiled its list of the top 10 sustainable buildings in the US for 2014. For the 18th consecutive year, the AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have chosen ten national projects which make a positive contribution to their communities, improve comfort for building occupants and reduce environmental impacts. We take a look at the winners.
Sustainability Treehouse; Glen Jean, West Virginia - Design Architect: Mithun; Executive Architect/Architect of Record
The Sustainability Treehouse functions as a unique icon of scouting adventure and sustainable high performance building design. Visitors ascend indoor and outdoor platforms to experience the forest from multiple vantages and engage with educational exhibits that explore the site and ecosystem at the levels of ground, tree canopy and sky. (AFP)