Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation
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Yale CEA partnered with SOM on the sustainable design of the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China.
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 2013
Image: Tower Interior
The soaring tower's sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical floors, where traveling winds push turbines that generate energy for the building. Other integrated sustainable elements include solar panels, a double-skin curtain wall, a chilled ceiling system, under-floor ventilation, and daylight harvesting, all of which contribute to the building’s energy efficiency.