Cities offer unique challenges to green builders. Manhattan's pioneering Solaire is a shining example of what happens when those opportunities are enthusiastically embraced. This upscale multifamily dwelling recently won LEED Gold status, making it the first building of its kind anywhere in the world to achieve this distinction. The Solaire takes advantage of a host of green technologies, including an in-house water treatment center, a green roof and solar panels. Thanks to these innovations, it uses 50% less water and 30% less energy than other buildings of comparable size. This is one green community where residents are part of the solution.

Channel: Sci & Tech Channel

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