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City Green Court in Prague wins World Green Building Council
The City Green Court office building in Prague sets new standards for sustainable building not only in the Czech Republic. Awarded a prize in the “Leadership in Building Design and Performance” category by the “World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)”, the office building featuring a lighting solution by Zumtobel is a beacon project also on an international level.

In September 2013, the “Leadership Awards” for green building were awarded for the first time by the WorldGBC with the aim of establishing and strengthening a worldwide network for sustainable building. Among more than 30 nominations from 13 European countries, the City Green Court office building designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP from New York emerged victorious. The jury's decision was based on the integration of cutting-edge technologies, used for the first time on an international level, the combination of which makes sure that the building consumes 56 percent less energy than other buildings.

Zumtobel brand has supported the integral sustainability concept by providing an integrated lighting solution: the daylight-based Luxmate Professional lighting control system ensures that natural daylight is used to optimum extent and staff members can enjoy both perfect lighting conditions and a pleasant atmosphere. The energy-saving concept is further enhanced by the use of state-of-the-art LED luminaires, an efficient emergency lighting system and presence detectors.

About the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)
The WorldGBC is a worldwide network of national green building organisations. It aims at promoting collaboration and research as well as sharpening the profile of sustainable building methods internationally. For more information, please refer to

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The City Green Court office building in Prague.

The City Green Court office building in Prague.

The City Green Court office building in Prague.
The City Green Court office building in Prague.