New design for Chinese science park aims for zero-carbon footprint

A new design for Jinshui Science and Technology Park in Zhengzhou, China is aiming for a zero-carbon footprint.

September 11, 2013 |
Jim Young

Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.

 

A new design for Jinshui Science and Technology Park in Zhengzhou, China is aiming for a zero-carbon footprint. The plan calls for nine towers of 13 or 11 stories with each having a double skin facade of Low-E glass and horizontal sunshades on the interior. This concept will enable ventilation and allow sunlight to flood the interior space, and most importantly, reduce the need for air conditioning.

To help the building produce its energy and become more self-sufficient, each tower will be decked out with photovoltaic panels on the roof and walls. Buildings will be clustered together in groups so that some facilities that can be shared. External gardens will be communal areas for residents and workers alike to give the park a community element.

(http://inhabitat.com/gds-architects-unveils-new-jinshui-science-park-concept-with-zero-carbon-footprint/)

Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.

Jim Young | Net Zero Future

About the Author: A seasoned industry leader, Young combines deep understanding of both lighting and controls.  Currently VP of Sales and Marketing for WattStopper, Young formerly served in a series of senior positions with Acuity Brands®, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the company's specialty lighting group.  He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in planning and energy management. 

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