Thursday, 24 Jun, 2010 Environment

China to Boast World's Greenest Structure


This futuristic construction is called the Wuhan Energy Flower, and it is expected to be built in Wuhan, China. The structure, which is expected to be a research institute, was designed by Grontmij and Soeters Van Eldonk Architects.

It is worth mentioning that the flower-shaped Wuhan Energy Center will focus on new sources of renewable energy. In addition, the structure is going to be the world's first building to receive BREEAM accreditation.

The beginning of the construction is scheduled this November. The building will have zero carbon emissions. It also targets a zero energy status.

The Wuhan Energy Flower will be 140 meters tall and the labs surrounding it will take the form of leaves, informs EcoFriend. Its roof will be covered by solar panels. The building will also collect rainwater, which will be used inside the building.

Green energy will also be harnessed using vertical axis wind turbines. The building will make use of natural ventilation. Read more on BREEAM here.

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