Eye of the Beholder
Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to build the new Shanghai headquarters of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP). CECEP is the country’s leading company initiating and funding projects with a focus on renewable energy technologies. Those include solar, hydroelectric, and wind power generation, environmental conservation initiatives such as water collection, treatment, and recycling, and innovations to reduce energy consumption and emissions throughout the construction industry. The new CECEP headquarters in Shanghai has been designed to be the “greenest” building in the city, with sustainability embedded into every aspect of its design and construction. It achieved more than ninety credits in China’s exacting Three Star Green Building Rating system—the highest score for any building in the city.
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