Architect William McDonough“We designed HITT’s Co|Lab based on our concept of building like a tree. Instead of just talking about minimal environmental footprint we talk about beneficial environmental footprint – not just minimizing negative emissions – we talk about optimizing positive emissions. A tree emits oxygen, distills water, provides habitat for hundreds of species, emits bird song, food and beauty among other things.”
The lush SemperGreenwall Outdoor that adorns the facade of the building does exactly all that, thus boosting the sustainability of the building as a whole.
Meeting the Most Stringent Environmental Standards with Co|Lab
The Cradle to Cradle certified SemperGreenwall also provides the project with LEED points and helps the creators reach their sustainability goals. Not surprisingly, the building already received a LEED v4 Platinum certification. Co|Lab is also expected to generate more energy than it consumes. Thereby earning a Zero Energy Certification from ILFI once 12 months of performance data is collected and analysed.
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