The word on the street is that the three wind turbines on Bahrain World Trade Center will starting generating electricity the last week of October. As you can see from the images below, construction of the towers is moving along nicely. The turbines are expected to generate roughly 11-15% of the buildings’ energy needs, or 1100 to 1300 megawatt-hours per year. Architecturally, this building explores new territory by integrating large-scale wind turbines with the structure. I’m sure Atkins Architecture has worked out all the modeling on noise and vibration, so the world is excited to learn from this experience. Enjoy the images below.
Green Labeling, Sourcing Wind Energy, Sustainable Development + Landscape Design Rating System (WIR)
Most Americans and Canadians say "green" labeling just a marketing tactic. Harnessing the Wind to Fuel India’s Growth – as nations examine their carbon output, wind turbines provide one alternative to coal. […]
It’s Friday, why not watch a little video? High quality video content like this is hard to find online, so I thought I would share it. A lot of people think green building […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s that time again: October 6, 2007 – The National Solar Tour. The ASES National Solar Tour is the largest tour of sustainable energy technology for buildings in the […]
Update 12/13/09: Platinum Lofts @ Cherokee Studios Now Complete!
There's a lot to mention with REthink Development's project called Cherokee Lofts: history, sustainability, modern design, materials innovation, etc. This Pugh + Scarpa-designed development is on track to be named the first, privately developed, LEED Gold Certified, mixed-use project in Southern California. The project will have 12 loft units, all ranging in size from 1,000 – 2,000 sf, and 2,800 sf of commercial space.