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NECA, IBEW Aid in Construction of 'World's Greenest Skyscraper'

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These days, "green" building construction is becoming increasingly prevalent as architects and designers strive to maximize the use of natural light, incorporate seasonal temperature changes into ambient building temperatures, and utilize different forms of renewable energy--all the while creating a comfortable internal environment for those who visit and work in the facility.

In downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, what is being billed as "the greenest skyscraper in the world" is currently under construction. The Tower at PNC Plaza will have approximately 800,000 gross square feet when completed, and use the most state-of-the-art equipment and design in its lighting and ventilation systems, seeking to exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest certification rating.

One of most interesting features of the Tower is a unique double fašade ...