It’s not easy picking favorites, but somebody’s gotta do it.
COTE (The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment) recently released its picks for the top 10 green building projects of the year. The stunning, geographically diverse winners were judged on 10 different measures ranging from materials to energy to light and air.
Head on over to the AIA website to view the full list of winners from 2009 and previous years. TreeHugger also a great slideshow/summary of the top 10. Below are a few choices from the winners circle — not all residential and not all-American, mind you — that caught my eye.
Photos: Gabe Hanson, Enrico Dagostini, Bernard Andre, Hester + Hardaway Photography