One of the benefits to being in an Architecture firm is I get to see projects with great design and sustainability aspects. One such project that has been developed here in Tempe, AZ is the ASU Polytechnic Academic Campus in Mesa AZ.
Engineering News-Record (ENR) named ASU Polytechnic Academic Complex The Best Green Building in the U.S. in 2008! Visiting this multi-award winning, fast-track, brownfield, 245,000-sq.-ft. three building complex truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Built on a former U.S. Air Force Base, the project is LEED-NC Registered and has been submitted to the USGBC for the final Certification. Given the submission, the project may reach LEED-NC Gold, and will most certainly reach LEED-NC Silver.