23 Apr '16, 6am

Happy #EarthDay2016! Get inspired by #sustainable architecture:

Happy #EarthDay2016! Get inspired by #sustainable architecture:

The “Smart Green Tower” he designed is a ground-breaker. Drawing on technology and expertise from Siemens AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) among other partners, the building will be a generation and storage station for clean energy – intermittent power generated not just by the tower, but in the neighborhood as well. An energy management system (PowerManager) from Siemens will provide targeted management of both electricity production and consumption, as well as storage using specific operator strategies such as peak load reduction (peak shaving) or load shifting, putting residents firmly in charge of their electricity usage. Continuing to flick through his slides, a tower in the Middle East laced with photovoltaic (PV) panels – but with a design that ensures the building, and not just the panels, catches the full force of the sun – draws Frey...

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