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Seems green towers are sprouting up everywhere—from New York to Guangdong, China. Now the Gold Coast gets its due. A new sustainable mixed-use building has been approved, appropriately, for Miami's Design District. Dubbed COR, the 400-foot-tall building is designed by Chad Oppenheim, principal of OPPENheim Architecture + Design, in collaboration with engineer Ysrael Seinuk, and energy consultantsBuro Happold.
The Green features: Reportedly, in order to produce its own power, COR will sport the latest developments in wind turbines, photovoltaic panels, and solar hot water generation.
Plus, the building’s modern “hyper-efficient shell,” featuring dozens of circular cut-outs, is a major design and engineering breakthrough, according to the project team. It supplies thermal mass forinsulation, as well as shading for natural cooking, enclosure for terraces, and armatures for turbines. For more info on future green towers check out this recent post on Bill McDonough's Tower of Tomorrow. via ::Interiordesign.net

|[pic][pic] Pacific Controls Showcases its New Green Building HQ |
|Pacific Controls (the global leaderproviding total automation solutions) has showcased its new Green Building headquarters in |
|the Ninth Special Session of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment |
|Forum’s exhibition inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the |
|UAE and Ruler of Dubai along with KlausToepfer, Executive Director of the UNEP, at the Dubai International Convention Centre. |
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|Pacific Controls is aspiring to achieve the LEED Platinum rating for its 5-storey headquarters located at the Dubai Techno Park,|
|which meets all the criteria set by the LEEDCertification Program after having undergone rigorous processes of design and |
|implementation strategies. Pacific Controls has appointed Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Government of India as its |
|consultants for the certification program. Spanning an area of 200,000 sq. ft., the building to be operational in April 2006 |
|will showcase the 100 KW use of solar energy forlighting and solar-thermal for 100 Tons of air-conditioning. |
|Dilip Rahulan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Controls, said, “Our investment in the green building is our |
|commitment to sustainable development projects to showcase the use of alternative energies in commercial buildings.” “We fully |
|support the vision of the Government of Dubai regardingsustainable development and the use of alternative energy, and our |
|iconic project will put Dubai on the international map of Green Buildings,” he added. |
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|The environment-friendly design and engineering of PacificControls’ green building emphasizes on the key features of |
|sustainable site development, water and energy efficiency, recycled or recyclable materials selection and indoor air quality |
|leading to improved health, comfort and productivity. The green building houses a Research and Development (R&D) center serving |
|as the “Center of Excellence” for automation business in theMiddle East, which will also develop eco-friendly automation |
|solutions and products for the global markets. The building will also have 24x7x365 days Command Control Center (CCC) providing |
|services on monitoring and control of assets for Government and Private sectors. |
|Commenting on the forum, Rahulan stated, “The UNEP forum is being...
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