Helios House service station, Los Angeles
Trust Los Angeles to provide a touch of dramatic spectacle. Helios House, dubbed ‘the station of the future’, is awash with climate-conscious design. Crafted with triangles of recycled stainless steel and solar panels for its roof (as well as cacti, because, well, why not?), it saves 16 per cent of its energy consumption as a result.
This futuristic, geometric gem is the only service station in the United States to flaunt a LEED certification (the highest accreditation for sustainable building design). Oh, and when you drive off into the sunset, don’t forget to pick up a ‘postcard you can plant’ on your way out.
Nearest British Airways airport: Los Angeles (LAX)