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Crazy Pixel Building to Be Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Office

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On March 11, 2010 @ 2:00 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Of Pixel Building’s carbon neutral status, Daniel Grollo, Grocon development company’s CEO said, “Any carbon emissions used in the building’s ongoing operation will be offset by renewable energy [5] from large photovoltaic panels on the roof, as well as wind turbines.Grocon [6] is also planning to offset all of the carbon generated in manufacturing and installing construction materials over time.

In addition to the PV panels [7], wind turbines, and carbon offsetting, the Pixel Building will feature an ozone-free absorption heat pump chiller, a grass roof covering, and a reed-bed system to filter grey water and shade the windows. Workstations within the office will be individually controlled to circulate fresh air through a raised roof, and concrete ceiling slabs will provide radiant cooling, rounding out the structure’s impressive array of green building innovations.

+ Pixel Building [3]

+ Studio 505 [4]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/crazy-pixel-building-to-be-australias-first-carbon-neutral-office-building/pixel-building2/?extend=1

[3] Pixel Building: http://www.pixelbuilding.com.au/

[4] Studio 505 Architects: http://www.studio505.com.au/

[5] renewable energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy

[6] Grocon: http://www.grocon.com.au/

[7] PV panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power

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