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Google to Build Headquarters in Mountain View

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While Google may be a leader in business and technology, the company wants to lead in sustainability as well. Preparing to build their new headquarters in Mountain View, California, they've hired the award-winning German architecture firm Ingenhoven Architects. Their first project in the U.S., Ingenhoven was given a specific and direct mandate from their newest client: build the greenest, most sustainable building possible. It's likely Google has found the right match with the German firm, as Ingenhoven maintains a world-class reputation for sustainable design, having won numerous environmental awards for buildings like the Main Station in Stuttgart, Germany, a train terminal that is zero-energy, meaning it's a carbon free structure that requires no heating, cooling or any sort of mechanized ventilation. Construction on the new Google headquarters is scheduled to begin in 2012. via: ArchDaily