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Eco-Friendly Parliament Buildings

Reichstag, Berlin

— March 30, 2008 — Eco
When you see this illuminated dome you probably don't think, "Ooh, that's the most eco-friendly looking piece of architecture I've ever seen," but I'll have to remind you that looks can be very deceiving. Take another look, because in the future, those could be your very thoughts.

This German parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is expected to the become the most green building in the world after current renovations are completed. As soon as this summer, the whole building will be running on renewable energy, from the sun, wind and water.


(The first two images are from TreeHugger via HGM2004 and Foster + Partners, the other images from Flickr.)
Trend Themes
1. Green Architecture - The trend towards eco-friendly architecture is growing as more companies prioritize sustainability in building design and construction.
2. Renewable Energy - With advancements in renewable energy technology, more buildings are able to run on clean energy sources like solar and wind power.
3. Energy Efficiency - As the cost of energy continues to rise, there is increasing demand for buildings and systems that are more energy-efficient.
Industry Implications
1. Construction - In the construction industry, green architecture and renewable energy are creating opportunities for companies to differentiate themselves and meet changing customer demands.
2. Energy - The renewable energy industry is poised for growth as more buildings, homes, and communities look to transition to clean energy sources.
3. Technology - Advancements in energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies are driving innovation and disruption in the technology industry.
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