At a glance. Name: Eawag Forum Chriesbach. Location: Dübendorf, Switzerland. Size: 91,850 sq ft (8,533 sq m). Completed: September 2006. Construction Cost: CHF 29.5 million. Program: Office building. Vacuum-Tube Heat Pipe-Type Solar Collectors: 538sq ft (50 sq m) PV Power. Plant: 77 kWp. Project team: Owner: Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and Empa, Materials Science and Technology. Architect: Bob Gysin + Partner BGP. Energy and Mechanical Engineer: 3-Plan Haustechnik AG. Architecture and Energy Engineer: EK Energiekonzepte AG. Engineering and Design: Henauer Gugler AG. Electrical Engineer: Büchler + Partner AG. General Contractor: Implenia General Contracting Ltd. Part 1. Green Building Performance Challenges 1. Green Buildings and the Carbon Challenge 2. The Issue of Building Performance 3. Worldwide Green Building Rating Systems 4. The Business Case for High-Performance Green Buildings 5. Integrated Sustainable Design for High-Performance Buildings Part 2. Case Studies 6. Introduction to the Case Studies 7. Case Studies (cases from Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Chile, USA, France, Finland, Germany) 8. Lessons from the Case Studies Part 3. Looking Ahead 9. Projects to Watch 10.Sustainable Cities: (How) Can Sustainable Urban Development Be Quantified? 11. Afterword: A Challenge to Building Teams Appendices: A. Bibliography B. Interviews C. English/Metric Terminology.