Gallery: Berlin’s GSW Headquarters Saves Energy with a Thermal Flue Pas...

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Berlin-based architects Sauerbruch Hutton have renovated an office tower from the 1950's into a 165,000-square foot office block. The impressive building features a double-skin thermal flue on the west-facing façade, cross ventilation east west and automatically and manually-operated triple-glazed windows with between-pane blinds, enabling the building to achieve energy savings of 30-40 percent.

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