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NanaWall project featured in COTE Top Ten Green Projects #green #design #architecture

NanaWall project featured in COTE Top Ten Green Projects #green #design #architecture

The design brief had called for a 15,000-square-foot building to house a community center and space for maintenance, but because park space is an amenity in short supply, they tucked it under the park’s sloping hill. This green roof ensures that the building’s footprint does not eat away at green space, and by sheltering the building’s interior spaces from western exposure to sun and prevailing winds, it provides critical insulation. Elsewhere, glass curtainwalls let in the winter sun, while the roof’s overhang and an array of vertical wood louvers provide shade from the summer sun. Ninety-eight percent of interior space has views to the outdoors, and the architects estimate that artificial lights can be kept off for 89 percent of the time during daylight hours. The all-electric building is calculated to save 51 percent of energy compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 baseline. ...

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