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[case study] wind power integrated into buildings

CATEGORY: architecture + engineering + findings + new technologies + ⚐ EN

one of the few built examples of wind power integrated into buidings is Near North Apartments in Chicago, where eight HAWT’s [HAWT Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine] on the structure´s roof produce about 10% of the building´s total energy needs…

LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (Chicago River Watershed)
GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE: 45,810 ft2 (4,260 m2)
COST: $11.2 million
COMPLETED: March 2007
ANNUAL PURCHASED ENERGY USE (BASED ON SIMULATION): 56.2 kBtu/ft2 (638 MJ/m2)
ANNUAL CARBON FOOTPRINT (PREDICTED): 21 lbs. CO2/ft2 (100 kg CO2/m2)
PROGRAM: 96 Units SRO, Reception and Lobby, Community Room, Case Management Office, Building Management Offices, Support Facilities (Laundry, Bike Storage, Tenant Storage, etc)

OWNER: Mercy Housing Lakefront ARCHITECT: Murphy/Jahn
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT: Smith and Smith Architects
LANDSCAPE: Terry Guen Design Associates
ENGINEERS: Graeff, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates (civil/structural); Environmental Systems Design (mechanical/electrical/plumbing)
COMMISSIONING AGENT: The Renschler Company
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Linn-Mathes

GLASS CURTAINWALL: Traco TR-7801 Curtainwall
GLASS: Pilkington Solar E Glass Insulated Units, fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz
WIND TURBINES: Aerotecture International
SOLAR THERMAL PANELS: Solargenix
CHILLER: Carrier
BOILERS: Viessmann Vitodens 200 Condensing Boiler
GRAY WATER SYSTEM: Green Turtle Technologies

+info

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2007/04/mecha_small_mod.html

http://greensource.construction.com/projects/0710_NorthApts.asp

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wind power integrated into buidings is Near North Apartments in Chicago, where eight HAWT’s

wind power integrated into buidings is Near North Apartments in Chicago, where eight HAWT’s

Near North Apartments is where I live and I can tell you is such disturbing noise

Near North Apartments is where I live and I can tell you is such disturbing noise

very cool, thanks for the article. Love the idea of wind power coming to reality.

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