So according to Pat Adams from the US Department of Energy, US expertise in green technologies is enormous in the building on Shanghai Tower.
As I just wrote before, Living in a sustainable world means utilizing every opportunity we have. Also and therefore making the most of the natural resources available to us when we build a tower or building.
More interestingly and globally, the studied green-certified projects saved billions of dollars in energy costs.
Similarly, globally, 33,000 kilotons of CO2 were avoided. That’s equivalent to 7.1 million fewer passenger cars on the road for one year.
Likewise, this equates to:
$4.4 billion in estimated public health benefits from fewer:
Days of lost work
Lost days of school
Furthermore, materials are the reason that the Shangai Tower is one of the greenest large buildings in the world.
There are a number of features which can make a building ‘green’. These include:
Efficient use of energy, water and other resources
Use of renewable energy, such as solar energy.
Pollution and waste reduction measures, and the enabling of re-use and recycling.
Good indoor environmental air quality
Use of materials that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable.
Consideration of the environment in design, construction and operation.
Consideration of quality of life of occupants in design, construction and operation.
A design that enables adaptation to a changing environment.
“The [Shanghai] Tower exemplifies how U.S. technology can drive economic growth while reducing carbon emissions. This Tower shows a path critical to addressing global climate change”, he claimed.
In conclusion and the Source and for the entire story on the Tower.
, 22 Apr 15 | Author Leighann Morris –