Gallery: SOM Unveils Plans For a Green Geothermal District in Beijing


SOM recently unveiled plans for a new urban center in Beijing’s Dawangjing District that will feature an integrated heating and cooling solution designed to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. The new development will include a central park that utilizes a geothermal heat-exchange system to help passively heat and cool all of the district’s buildings.

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  1. The Qingdao Exibition C... July 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    […] As for sustainability, solar passive design is employed to shade interiors from solar heat gain, while natural ventilation with the help of solar stack vents in the main expo hall is utilized to reduce mechanical cooling. Large glass windows are included throughout in order for natural daylight to stream in. All of the exhibition halls are equally sized in order to expedite construction and minimize waste and finally, a PV system will be installed on the roof and a district-wide central heat and power plant is used for heating and cooling using the ocean as a heat sink. […]

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