Big glass high-rises mean modern, high-tech, success, money, and, to some, beauty. Certain real estate markets -- like downtown Toronto's -- have an addiction to this particular shining look that's hard to break and tenants have come to expect all the glass. But the glass boxes pose particular problems for energy efficiency, glare and comfort that some green developers want to expose.
Molly Miller, former staff writer at Boulder-based Rocky Mountain Institute and former senior editor of Mother Earth News magazine, currently writes about energy issues and climate policy from Oakland.
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