24 April 2012
Russian building sector starting to turn green
Russia has opened its first LEED-rated office and it is hoped the sustainable buildings sector is set to boom in the country in the coming years, writes ClimateAction.
Headquarters Siemens AG consists of two 27-story towers, each placed in a corner of a five-story building. Photo: Eller + Eller Architects
The country has its own national green building standards and is adopting energy efficiency legislation, which is beginning to create an impetus behind sustainable building in the country.
The building in question is the new Siemens headquarters located in Moscow, and with lots of green awards available, and fuel prices steadily increasing, it is becoming more attractive to build green in the country.
The zero energy buildings global market is set to increase to around USD1.35 trillion in the next 25 years, and Russia is likely to be a key growth area. The country suffers from particularly poor energy efficiency, which has largely been put down to Soviet era building design.
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