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Top 10 green buildings

May 20, 2010, 2:39 p.m.
exterior view of building, water

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a new international, graduate-level research university established to drive innovation in science and technology and to support world-class research in areas such as energy and the environment. KAUST's new campus is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's first LEED certified project and the world's largest LEED Platinum project. By integrating sustainable measures into the site planning, the community, the building design and the campus operations, the university is demonstrating new ways to build in the region and promoting responsible stewardship of the environment. (HOK)