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Golfers Can Tee Off on This Zero-Energy Clubhouse's Green Roof
The clubhouse serves multiple functions. In addition to becoming an extension of the greater greens, it has an inner courtyard where golfers finishing up their game can enjoy a meal or drink, or collect a prize during award events. Both the green roof and golf greens are kept weed-free without harmful pesticides and absolutely no energy is wasted. (For more coverage about golf courses, check out the floating Golf Course set to break water in the Maldives.)
The restaurant kitchen produces a lot of hot air which is then filtered through a ventilation system to a hypocaust that heats the floors of the bar and restaurant. A heat exchanger releases half of the heat from the cooler air into the incoming fresh air that heats the clubhouse air and water with the aid of an additional air/water heat pump.
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