We love it when architects and designers get green building right. So what projects are rising to the top this year? Today, the American Institute of Architects announced the 2008 COTE Top Ten Green Projects. Judges were keen on sustainable principals and low energy consumption -- not to mention slick design.
Above is the Cesar Chavez Library in Laveen, Arizona by Line and Space which uses its hat-shaped roof for rainwater collection. More winning projects...
The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin by Kubala Washatko Architects is carbon neutral.
The Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut by KieranTimberlake Associates has a wall system that incorporates solar shading.
The Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson uses recycled tires for walls.
Visit the AIA for a complete list. ::American Institute of Architects also check out the winners for 2007 and 2006, and 2005. More AIA competitions ::A House for an Ecologist : AIA Competition Winners ::Habitat for Humanity Modular House wins AIA Award ::AIA Honors Affordable, Sustainable Housing
Images courtesy of the AIA.