Changing Skyline: Is it lipstick on an energy hog?

Posted on Friday, Mar 18, 2011
The ocean liner-size building that just docked on North Broad Street, complete with a big glass prow to soak up the afternoon sun, does not look like the sort that helps the environment. Sprawling across 20 acres, the Convention Center is essentially a big box of meeting rooms that need to be heated and cooled. Its roof is a lifeless Sahara, devoid of vegetation or solar panels. And yet the project is on track to earn a silver award from the U.S. Green Building Council.