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Model – First carbon-neutral building!

Posted in Models by fedwards on November 15th, 2007

According to Environment & Science Technology Online News, the U.S. Green Building Council has certified the world’s first carbon-neutral building on October 18. It is “the greenest building ever built,” according to the organization’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ranking system.

The article describes the building as a “12,000 square foot structure (which) produces 15% more energy than it consumes, thanks to its geothermal heating system and the 39.4 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array on its roof. Its heating and ventilation system is built around “earth tubes” that heat or cool air underground before it is sent into the building. The building also incorporates more conventional energy-saving features, such as maximizing insulation and capturing daylight and natural breezes.”

For more information about the world’s first carbon-neutral building visit the full article at http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2007/oct/business/kb_neutralbldg.html

USGBC.org

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