Green Building Case Studies


Agenda 21 Demonstration Energy-Efficient Office Building (PDF)

A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Agenda 21 Demonstration Energy-Efficient Office Building in the western part of downtown Beijing is the first LEED Gold-rated building in China. This energy-efficient demonstration office building and design center adopts U.S. energy-efficient materials, space-conditioning systems, controls, and design principles that were judged to be widely replicable throughout China.


Beijing Olympic Village (PDF)

The Olympic Village, located in the northwest corner of the Olympic Park, adjacent to the Olympic Forest Park, was developed to house athletes and officials at the 2008 Beijing Games. It was a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission (BSTC). The building served as an athlete’s reception area during the Games and a kindergarten for the Olympic Village after the games.

Hong Kong

Zero Carbon Building (PDF)

The Construction Industry Council, in partnership with Hong Kong’s Development Bureau, has built Hong Kong’s first building to completely offset its carbon footprint using renewable energy. Situated in Kowloon East, the site of a government initiative to create a new business district, the Zero Carbon Building utilizes over 90 energy-conserving features to promote sustainability and environmental awareness to the general public. Consisting of a three-story building and open space, the project has received the Hong Kong Green Building Council’s Grand Award and aims to obtain a Platinum rating for its Building Environmental Assessment Method-plus (BEAM) certification.


Hennessy Centre Redevelopment (PDF)

The redevelopment project at 500 Hennessy Road, a mixed-use office and retail building located in the heart of Causeway Bay, is at the forefront of global environmental and energy standards. It is the first building in Hong Kong pre-certified at the highest Platinum level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Core and Shell (LEED-CS) program by the U.S. Green Building Council. The project also obtained a provisional certificate at the highest rating of Platinum standard granted by Hong Kong’s Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM).


CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (PDF)

Hyderabad, the city of architecture and pearls, now boasts of one of the greenest buildings in the world. CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII Godrej GBC), cozily nestled close to Shilparamam, is the first LEED Platinum rated green building in India.

The building is a perfect blend of India’s rich architectural splendor and technological innovations, incorporating traditional concepts into modern and contemporary architecture.


Zuellig Building (PDF)

The Zuellig Building is the first project in the Philippines that has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design Core and Shell (LEED-CS) program of the U.S. Green Building Council. It was also the first building in the Philippines to be pre-certified LEED Gold before it was constructed. The 33-story high-rise, completed in 2011, bills itself as the first “green” office building in Makati City, the country’s premier business district and financial center.


National Library Building (PDF)

Innovative architecture, “green” features incorporated through bio-climatic design techniques, and advanced mechanical and electrical engineering were combined in the construction of Singapore’s National Library Building. The building consists of two blocks separated by a day-lit internal street and connected by bridges at the upper levels. Through urban sky courts, green spaces are also created throughout the building.


Ocean Financial Centre (PDF)

Ocean Financial Centre (OFC) is a redevelopment of two existing office buildings (Ocean Building and Ocean Towers) in Singapore’s central business district (CBD). This eco-friendly office of the future adopts numerous green features that are incorporated with state-of-the-art technologies to maximize indoor environment quality, employee health and productivity, while minimizing energy consumption.