Now in its 14th year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has announced its Top Ten Green Projects for 2010. From office buildings to schools and from the United States to Saudi Arabia, a variety of buildings have made this year’s list.

  • 355 11th Street – Matarozzi/Pelsinger Building, San Francisco
 Aidlin Darling Design
  • City of Watsonville Water Resources Center, Watsonville, Calif. 
WRNS Studio
  • KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kroon Hall - Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 
Hopkins Architects and Centerbrook Architects & Planners
  • Manassas Park Elementary School + Pre-K, Manassas Park, Va. 
VMDO Architects, P.C.
  • Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Smith Carter Architects and Engineers
  • Michael J. Homer Science & Student Life Center, Atherton, Calif. 
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Omega Center for Sustainable Living, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
 BNIM Architects
  • Special No. 9 House, New Orleans, La. 
Kieran Timberlake
  • Twelve|West, Portland, Ore.
 Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP
I’ve written about the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) several times over the past year or so. The facility is a natural wastewater treatment plant that has achieved Living Building Challenge certification. The facility generates 100 percent of its energy through onsite renewable energy and has a zero waste policy. It is a unique facility and definitely belongs on the AIA’s Top Green Projects list.

For more information on this year’s winners, visit the AIA website.