Mr. Electric - CIS Tower http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/499 en Impressive Solar Powered Buildings http://www.33pulse.com/blog/impressive-solar-powered-buildings <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Impressive Solar Powered Buildings</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicsolarbldgs.jpg?itok=b1DUlG4s" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicsolarbldgs.jpg?itok=b1DUlG4s" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:58am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Buildings all over the world are undergoing solar powered facelifts in the name of going green. They harness the sun’s rays and convert them into energy, lessening carbon footprints and taking steps toward sustainability. We’ve found five buildings that soak up the sun to generate electricity.</p> <p>?</p> <ol><li>Dubai’s Vertical Village is a residential, hotel &amp; entertainment facility blanketed in solar panels. A solar roof tops the building and transports energy throughout it like a system of veins.<br /><br /><picture data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive"><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/dubai-300x150.png?itok=_v20Qvrb 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-md/public/dubai-300x150.png?itok=OI8LMzFE 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-sm/public/dubai-300x150.png?itok=C1SgvqqT 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-xs/public/dubai-300x150.png?itok=qBnP4VqB 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 9]> <img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/dubai-300x150.png?itok=_v20Qvrb" alt="" title="" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !lt IE 9]><!--><img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/dubai-300x150.png?itok=_v20Qvrb 285w" alt="" title="" /><!-- <![endif]--></picture><br /><em>Photo courtesy of Graft Lab</em><br /> ?</li> <li>Manchester’s CIS Tower got a solar makeover when the building’s mosaic tiles began to fall off due to old age and pollution. Now, the skyscraper is covered in solar panels that protect the interior from harsh weather and electronic waste.?<br /><br /><picture data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive"><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/manchester-300x240.png?itok=D1fUFLCO 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-md/public/manchester-300x240.png?itok=iBPIyj47 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-sm/public/manchester-300x240.png?itok=O37_nNJ1 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-xs/public/manchester-300x240.png?itok=VaZ3gcS- 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 9]> <img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/manchester-300x240.png?itok=D1fUFLCO" alt="" title="" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !lt IE 9]><!--><img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/manchester-300x240.png?itok=D1fUFLCO 285w" alt="" title="" /><!-- <![endif]--></picture><br /><em style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Photo courtesy of Hank Green</em><br /> ?</li> <li>Blackfriar’s Bridge has donned over 4,000 solar panels to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions. Its design adds an aesthetic and ecological addition to London’s architecture.?<br /><br /><picture data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive"><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/blackfriars-bridge-300x168.png?itok=XVjHHeLa 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-md/public/blackfriars-bridge-300x168.png?itok=4HKAvZWi 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-sm/public/blackfriars-bridge-300x168.png?itok=Q8BDE60s 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-xs/public/blackfriars-bridge-300x168.png?itok=u9LgRRPK 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 9]> <img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/blackfriars-bridge-300x168.png?itok=XVjHHeLa" alt="" title="" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !lt IE 9]><!--><img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/blackfriars-bridge-300x168.png?itok=XVjHHeLa 285w" alt="" title="" /><!-- <![endif]--></picture><br /><em style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Photo courtesy of Network Rail</em><br /> ?</li> <li>Chicago’s Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is fitted with solar panels that will reduce heat gain, making the tallest building in the U.S. more maintainable.<br /><br /><picture data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive"><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/willis-tower-300x168.png?itok=f2i-Digv 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-md/public/willis-tower-300x168.png?itok=BlY7KxPJ 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-sm/public/willis-tower-300x168.png?itok=neL-XLyP 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-xs/public/willis-tower-300x168.png?itok=_58XG79H 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 9]> <img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/willis-tower-300x168.png?itok=f2i-Digv" alt="" title="" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !lt IE 9]><!--><img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/willis-tower-300x168.png?itok=f2i-Digv 285w" alt="" title="" /><!-- <![endif]--></picture><br /><em style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Photo courtesy of Harshil Shah</em><br /> ?</li> <li>Abu Dhabi’s picturesque Zayed National Museum showcases the cultural history of the Emirates. Its solar thermal towers draw in cool air, releases it into the museum’s lobby and forces hot air out.?<br /><br /><picture data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive"><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/zayed-national-museum-300x187.png?itok=E8xzqQ3p 1x" media="(min-width: 1200px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-md/public/zayed-national-museum-300x187.png?itok=vOXTiJaL 1x" media="(min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-sm/public/zayed-national-museum-300x187.png?itok=bzibh9Ms 1x" media="(min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px)"></source><source data-srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-xs/public/zayed-national-museum-300x187.png?itok=KOWunOzE 1x" media="(max-width: 767px)"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><!--[if lt IE 9]> <img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/zayed-national-museum-300x187.png?itok=E8xzqQ3p" alt="" title="" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !lt IE 9]><!--><img data-picture-mapping="medium-0" data-picture-group="medium-0" class="img-responsive lazyload" srcset="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/medium-0-lg/public/zayed-national-museum-300x187.png?itok=E8xzqQ3p 285w" alt="" title="" /><!-- <![endif]--></picture><br /><em style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Photo courtesy of Foster + Partners</em></li> </ol><p>Sources<br /><a href="http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2010/09/27/solar-powered-towers-13-super-sunny-skyscrapers/" target="_blank">http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2010/09/27/solar-powered-towers-13-super-sunny-skyscrapers/</a> <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5377218/dubais-vertical-village-might-suck-up-all-of-the-suns-rays/all" target="_blank">http://gizmodo.com/5377218/dubais-vertical-village-might-suck-up-all-of-the-suns-rays/all</a> <a href="http://www.solaripedia.com/13/117/1051/cis_tower_solar_skyscraper_in_sun_(uk).html" target="_blank">http://www.solaripedia.com/13/117/1051/cis_tower_solar_skyscraper_in_sun_(uk).html</a><br /><a href="http://www.gizmag.com/worlds-largest-solar-bridge-london/30668/" target="_blank">http://www.gizmag.com/worlds-largest-solar-bridge-london/30668/</a><br /><a href="http://www.gizmag.com/willis-tower-solar-windows/18192/" target="_blank">http://www.gizmag.com/willis-tower-solar-windows/18192/</a><br /><a href="http://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/zayed-national-museum/" target="_blank">http://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/zayed-national-museum/</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/impressive-solar-powered-buildings" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:58:01 +0000 Super User 4291 at http://www.33pulse.com

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