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BEST GREEN OFFICE BUILDING THAT MAY SOMEDAY DEVELOP SENTIENCE
Norman Foster's Hearst Tower
It may not be perfect, but Foster's gold-certified LEED office building is a good place to start (even though we should've started 15 years ago) — or perhaps we just really want to talk about all the cool features: rain catchment on the roof that serves to water plants and replenish air conditioning; off-angle siting (so it's not square to the adjacent buildings, providing more natural light); light sensors that monitor (and reduce) interior lighting based on natural light; activity sensors that control both lighting and computers; the use of outside air for cooling and ventilation up to 80 percent of the year. So yeah, one day the building will come alive and hunt down all its non-green inhabitants, Hal style. Obviously.