10 Feb 2014

Zero net energy building

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The first purpose built office building in Australia to achieve the six Green Star certified rating. CH2 features sustainable such as:
1. a water-mining plant in the basement
2. phase-change materials for cooling
3. automatic night-purge windows
4. wavy concrete ceilings
5. a facade of louvers (powered by photo voltaic cells) that track the sun
even the pot plant holders have involved a whole new way of thinking. Although most of the principles adopted in the building are not new – using thermal mass for cooling, using plants to filter the light – never before in Australia have they been used in such a comprehensive, interrelated fashion in an office building all resulted to create a zero net energy building.