Star-shaped Schneider Electric building in South Africa aims for LEED Gold certification

February 7, 2017 by  
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The Midrand Waterfall Development in South Africa will soon receive a couple of world-class, energy-efficient additions aiming for the highest green certification in the country. The first among them, the Schneider Electric office designed by Aevitas Group is a star-shaped structure optimized for a superior energy performance, targeting a LEED Gold certification . Located on a five-sided site, the building assumes a star-shaped form. It was designed as a perimeter building with a central, enclosed, quadruple-volume atrium flooded with natural light that penetrates the interior through large skylights. The atrium features landscaped elements and planters that double as public seating. Related: BIG’s battleship-inspired LEED Gold office opens in Philadelphia The architects conducted extensive energy performance studies, analyzing thermal loads on the building. As a result, the facades are single glazed, double glazed and clad in insulated aluminium panels . Thanks to low-flow fittings, the water consumption has been reduced by 30 percent, while the efficient drip-irrigation systems reduce water consumption by 55 percent. An efficient waste management plan reduce the amount of waste generated during the construction. Renewable energy systems, lighting control, BMS, daylighting control and HVAC systems add to the sustainability of the design. + Aevitas Group Via solid GREEN

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Energy-Efficient Statoil Headquarters boasts an energy class B rating in Norway

April 5, 2015 by  
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Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to different climatic conditions

April 3, 2015 by  
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‘The Burden’ film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean energy future

April 3, 2015 by  
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America’s dependence on fossil fuels is the greatest long-term national security threat facing the nation, according to a new documentary  The Burden  that held its world premiere in Washington, D.C. last Friday evening as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital . The 40-minute film is directed, produced and written by Roger Sorkin, who participated in a post-screening panel discussion about how the men and women of the armed forces are leading the charge in the transition away from oil to a clean energy future. Read the rest of ‘The Burden’ film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean energy future Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Climate Change , fossil fuels , military clean energy , military documentary , military fossil fuels , national security , The Burden , the burden documentary

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Lucasfilm’s New Singapore Headquarters is a Giant Glass Sandcrawler!

August 13, 2014 by  
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UNStudio to Renovate Seoul’s Hanwha Headquarters With Photovoltaic LED Facade

April 25, 2014 by  
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HASSELL’s Palm Island Uses Surrounding Pools to Keep Cool in Chongqing, China

August 2, 2013 by  
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Perkins+Will Completes UW School of Medicine with an Undulating Glass Facade

June 27, 2013 by  
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A-Lab Completes Stacked Energy-Efficient Statoil Headquarters in Norway

April 11, 2013 by  
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Pelli Clarke Pelli Breaks Ground on the Transbay Transit Tower in San Francisco

April 3, 2013 by  
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