The Modern Mandate

Interior Design
January 1, 2009

With money tight and ice caps melting, preservation and sustainability experts have linked arms in proclaiming that the greenest building is one that’s already built. Not a moment too soon for the General Services Administration’s postwar properties, which are fast reaching the end of their service life. The GSA’s typical glass-box structures lose up to 70 percent of their energy through leaky curtain walls alone.