LEED-ING THE WAY

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The new North Amer­i­can head­quar­ters of in­surance group Zurich in Schaum­burg, Illi­nois, have re­ceived Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign (LEED) Plat­inum cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

The 72,800-square me­tre com­plex, de­signed by Goettsch Part­ners (GP), is com­posed of three pri­mary ‘ bars’ that are off­set and stacked to op­ti­mise so­lar ori­en­ta­tion for ameni­ties.

So­lar gain from a glass-dom­i­nated struc­ture which is home to

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