Lori Zimmer

Syracuse's Green-Roofed "Kinky" Lab Cuts Energy Use in Half

by , 04/21/11

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Syracuse Center for Excellence, Toshiko Mori, Kinky Building, Energy efficient architecture, sustainable architecture, alternative climate control systems, green roof, holistic design solutions,

Most buildings use energy-sucking, complex climate control systems to keep things cool or warm, but in the Kinky building heating and cooling is controlled with hanging panels that use water to regulate the temperature. The innovative panels use less energy than all-air systems, and require less fans and no Freon. In addition to this energy-saving air system, the Kinky also boasts an energy-conscious daylighting system and a sloping green roof covered in plants that extends from the entrance and climbs to the third floor labs.

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