C.F. Mllers Low Carbon Energy Center slashes carbon footprint in Greenwich Peninsula

February 2, 2017 by  
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A gorgeous new energy station is poised to dramatically slash the carbon footprint in one of London’s major urban development areas. C.F. Møller Architects completed the Low Carbon Energy Centre, Europe’s largest new build residential heat network in the Greenwich Peninsula. Created in collaboration with artist Conrad Shawcross and developer Knight Dragon, the Energy Centre is a crystalline landmark capable of saving 15,000 to 20,000 tonnes of carbon every year. The 3,000-square-meter Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre is located at the highly visible entrance to the peninsula next to the Blackwall Tunnel Approach. British artist Conrad Shawcross was commissioned to make the energy centre visually impressive with geometric cladding, called ‘The Optic Cloak,’ as a means to communicate the stakeholders’ commitment to sustainable and affordable energy for all. Clad in hundreds of triangular panels, the 49-meter-high tower is beautifully sculptural and plays with vanishing points and perspectives. At night, the building appears to glow from within as lights pass through the perforated panels. Related: Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy The Energy Centre distributes heat energy to Greenwich Peninsula via a District Heating Network (DHN). The process of energy generation and distribution has been turned into an interactive educational experience through a visitor center open to rearranged groups of visitors. The Low Carbon Energy Centre uses Combined Heat & Power and was completed as part of the Peninsula’s Sustainability Strategy. + C.F. Møller Architects Images via C.F. Møller / Mark Hadden

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Extraordinary art illusion flips a massive electricity pylon on its head

September 23, 2015 by  
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VW CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns after cheating emissions testing on 11 million cars

September 23, 2015 by  
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Volkswagen ‘s chief executive Martin Winterkorn has announced he is stepping down following news the auto maker is facing multiple class action lawsuits after the company admitted to cheating emissions testing on 11 million cars. To mount a defense, the German carmaker hired Kirkland & Ellis, the same law firm that BP used after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Given VW’s reputation for environmentally-friendly designs , this news has shaken the auto world, leaving consumers and shareholders alike with a lot of doubts about their loyalty to the second largest carmaker in the world. Read the rest of VW CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns after cheating emissions testing on 11 million cars

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Ex-prisoners get a fresh start at a bustling urban farm in Oakland

September 23, 2015 by  
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A small plot of land in one of Oakland’s poorest neighbourhoods has been turned into a life-saver for the people who work there. The urban farm staffed by 10 former inmates is bursting forth with corn, squash, kale and peppers, earning the newly trained farmhands nearly $20 an hour. West Oakland Farm was started by 72-year-old Elaine Brown, whose long history of advocating for self-determination, self-sufficiency, and empowerment for underserved people started in 1974 when she became chair of the Black Panthers. Read the rest of Ex-prisoners get a fresh start at a bustling urban farm in Oakland

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Max Lamb immortalizes the wild spirit of a felled ash in My Grandfather’s Tree

September 23, 2015 by  
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