Carbon Footprint Saving of a Green-Tower (Learn More)
Prof. P. Oldfield; CTBUH (Council of Tall Building and Urban Habitat) on CO2 total Lifecycle Footprint of Passivhaus
Skype conference with Mr. Weber in December 2017
In broad terms, Prof. Oldfield said that Passivhaus reduces ~80% of the operating CO2 footprint of new tall buildings. Taking into account 5% extra CO2 for Passivhaus construction measures this would still be 75% saving out of the 67% (see the comparative study on the left) of the total building CO2. Consequently, we would expect 50% reduction in carbon footprint through Passivhouse designs.
Total building CO2 is the embodied CO2 in the construction and the CO2 during operations.
As a first approximation we believed that the Gerkin project in London above typically represents upmarket new tall buildings such as Green-Towers.
It is also interesting that over 30 stories the carbon footprint of tall-
City Heat Islands
* In an approximate rage of 2 ºC green facades can cool up to 4 ºC (CTBUH)
Cities are getting hotter every decade. Despite global warming they simply grow in size and develop heat islands. For example, Frankfurt heats up ½ a degree every decade. In summer this is quite a lot. It triggers to install and use air condition.
Quarters with green facades could cool down 4 C according to the Council of Tall Building and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
Green-Towers innovates green facades by reducing maintenance. Only economical solutions with large cooling power, we believe, can make a change.
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