Budapests tallest tower to follow the highest standards of sustainability

October 5, 2017 by  
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Foster + Partners designed a tower for Budapest that will not only be the city’s tallest—it’ll also be a beacon for sustainability. Designed as the new headquarters for the oil and gas company MOL Group , the mixed-use building named MOL Campus is wrapped in glazing to maximize natural daylight, views, and connection with the outdoors and urban fabric. MOL Campus will be powered by low and zero-carbon energy sources, such as photovoltaics, and saves on energy costs with cutting-edge technology that controls light levels and temperatures. Located in southern Budapest , MOL Campus is set to be the tallest building in the city and will comprise a 28-story tower with an integrated podium. In addition to offices, the campus will include a restaurant, gym, conference center, public sky garden, and other facilities. Glass clads the unified, curved volume to provide daylight and views. Greenery, including mature trees, travels through the heart of the building from the central atrium on the ground floor to the public garden at the top of the tower. The architects see the green spaces as a “social catalyst” that encourages collaboration, relaxation, and inspiration in the workplace. Related: New Budapest museum will feature a sweeping green roof resembling a skateboard ramp “As we see the nature of the workplace changing to a more collaborative vision, we have combined two buildings – a tower and a podium – into a singular form, bound by nature,” said Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. “As the tower and the podium start to become one element, there is a sense of connectivity throughout the office spaces, with garden spaces linking each of the floors together.” The building’s location in a dense urban environment allows employees to walk or cycle to work. In addition to use of photovoltaics and energy-saving technologies, MOL Campus will also feature rainwater harvesting and storage facilities. + Foster + Partners Images via Foster + Partners

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Low-energy and portable office is built out of shipping containers in Copenhagen

May 26, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Low-energy and portable office is built out of shipping containers in Copenhagen Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arcgency , Cargotecture , cargotecture office , copenhagen , energy efficient office , natural daylight , Nordhaven , shipping container architecture , shipping container office , shipping containers , Unionkul by Arcgency , Unionkul office

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Folger Offices Is a Dream Eco Workspace Located in Berkeley

March 20, 2012 by  
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Solar Installations in the US More Than Doubled in 2011

March 20, 2012 by  
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The US solar industry is gaining some serious ground, according to a new industry report charting a recent spike in solar installations. While big bankruptcies — such as government-backed Solyndra ‘s – have grabbed the headlines, the solar industry enjoyed a record-breaking year last year. The new report from the  Solar Energy Industries Association and  GTM Research noted that the number of photovoltaic installations more than doubled from 2010 to 2011. Read the rest of Solar Installations in the US More Than Doubled in 2011 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “solar energy” , cleantech , GTM Research , photovoltaic , Solar Energy Industries Association , solar panels , Solar Power , solar pv

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