Posted: 16 Jun 2013 09:43 PM PDT
This Sears Tower Renovation is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, located in Chicago, United States
Sears Tower’s Chicagoan neighbour, Merchandise Mart, was an earlier example of monumental eco retrofitting in America gaining LEED Silver and becoming the world's greenest certified commercial building. As the world’s tallest tower for 24 years, the retrofitting of Sears Tower will be a significantly larger undertaking, with all 110 stories incorporated in the changes.
Improvements include removing all 16,000 single-pane windows and swapping with modern replacements, modernizing the tower’s 104 high speed elevators, harnessing renewable energy through turbine and solar technology, introducing green roofs to reduce storm water run-off and improve insulation as well as creating the world’s tallest vistas for tenants and upgrading facilities throughout to use more efficient technology.
Sears Tower is to be the next of the American power-towers to set an environmental example by ‘going green’. In April WAN reported that the Empire State Building would be undergoing a $500 million renovation in an effort to improve the building’s sustainability and reduce energy consumption. Now it has been announced that Sears Tower (soon to be re-named Willis Tower after a tenancy deal with the firm), will undergo a similar $350 million transformation.
Posted: 16 Jun 2013 09:43 AM PDT
This New Contemporary Family House with Green Technology is designed by Eldridge Smerin.
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