High-rise Buildings: A Palette for Clean Technology Innovation
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, US
green building, high-rise, clean technology, integration
This paper will highlight the emerging designs and integral clean technologies utilized on several high performance built environment projects by our firm. Specifically, the tall building typology is addressed as providing a multitude of potentials for clean technology integration such as high performance building systems, photovoltaic and wind renewable energy systems and serving as a node for a converged motive and station power smart grid or vehicle-to-tower V2T technology©. Rather than waiting for governmental policy to require such systems, we are actively researching the new economies and financial opportunities provided by constructing net zero-energy buildings for owners and developers on the global scale.
Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract