The greenest buildings in Detroit, mapped


Developers in Detroit have become increasingly aware of the impact their buildings have on the environment. By including eco-friendly elements in designs, builders not only lower their energy bills, but also improve the local ecosystem and create healthier places for the people who use them.

Since the mid-2000s, new buildings have been designed or retrofitted with impressively energy-efficient, low-waste systems that use features such as solar lighting, geothermal heating and cooling, and a green rainwater infrastructure. Others are committed to improvement or are important to their impact outside the building.

Below are the greenest buildings in Detroit. Let us know which ones we forgot in the comments section.

Note: The buildings are arranged from north to south.

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Dusty Kennedy