SIEEB Solar Energy-Efficient Building

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So, this project is just siiick – on some futuristic, super-dynamic looking green design. The Sino-Italian Ecological and Energy-Efficient Building (SIEEB) at Tsinghua University in Beijing was designed to maximize both passive + active solar efficiency – using a push/pull effect in the stacking of floors to create overhangs and setbacks for passive solar, and an impressive photovoltaic system consisting of over 1,000 square feet of PV panels.

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This stepping south-oriented facade creates a trellis-like canopy system with the photovoltaics – along with some plantings – to both shade/passively cool the building, while maximizing the amount of south-facing PV installed. The hanging plants also contribute to offsetting [if only slightly] the CO2 produced by the building, which the architects [Mario Cucinella] already have to a minimum through the use of gas engines with electric generators to account for the remainder of the building’s energy needs [after the PV].

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::via Inhabitat::

Posted: October 2nd, 2007
at 11:59am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,green arch

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    tosin

    24 Jul 08 at 9:39 am

     

  2. hai… would u give the location for this building also

    nadiellah

    31 Jul 09 at 1:27 am

     


 

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