Gallery: The World’s Largest Solar Energy Office Building Shines in Chi...

 
Aside from the obvious sustainable nature of the solar panel - clad exterior, other green features include advanced roof and wall insulation practices resulting in an energy savings of 30% more than the national standard.

The design of the new building is based on the sun dial and “underlines the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels.” Aside from the obvious sustainable nature of the solar panel – clad exterior, other green features include advanced roof and wall insulation practices resulting in an energy savings of 30% more than the national standard. In addition, the external structure of the building used a mere 1% of the amount of steel used to construct the Beijing Bird’s Nest.

The solar-powered building was the main venue for the 4th World Solar City Congress.

China.org via Ecofriend

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  1. utkalika September 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    sir its awesum …kn u plz tel or mail d logic behind it

  2. ton ton December 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    i just wanna know how this building was made..it really resembles to our project..the difference is this building is slanted..ours is standing 90 degrees..

  3. afroz001 October 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    thats awesome engineering ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and we pride to be a “civil engineer”

  4. Egbert Bouwhuis December 21, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Wonderful, what a super good idea! It would also be a good idea to connect a building to an external source of solar panels using a secure DIGITAL CONNECTION. This would fit well into the idea of the SMART GRID and the SMART METERS and would be suitable for existing buildings which often have a construction which is not suitable for placing so many solar panels on the roof. Such a system is developed by GPX.

  5. Yamikowu12 December 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    To me I believe that making a building like this is a waste of time…..it looks like the super bowl cut in half….why make a full glass, solar paneled building…..really dumb idea.

  6. nairda December 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. Seems like Chinese architects are merely making a poor copy of Japanese anime.

  7. seamusdubh seamusdubh December 14, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Hey I wonder if anybody remembers the movie Appleseed.

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