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While new LEED-certified buildings are great, using existing buildings can be even greener. Numerous buildings in the area have undergone retrofits in recent years and another one is about to start, converting two old EPA buildings in Southwest into residential. (City Paper, SWTLQTC) Twitter
One way around a height limit
Architects have designed a zero-foot tall, 65-story “earth-scraper” for Mexico City. The underground building would allow lots of density without violating the city’s 8-story height limit. (Daily Mail) Twitter