27 Jul '16, 8am

Zero-carbon Nanjing Green Lighthouse is a beacon for sustainable design in China

Zero-carbon Nanjing Green Lighthouse is a beacon for sustainable design in China

According to the design firm, the Nanjing Green Lighthouse is one of the first zero carbon buildings completed in China. The circular facade was optimized and carefully engineered with operable openings and daylight horizontal reflectors that minimize exposure to the sun’s direct heat while maximizing access to soft natural light . The building achieves 200 LUX natural daylight level for all working areas. The interior is dominated by white surfaces that reflect light to make the workspaces free bright and airy. Colorful furnishings and lush plantings, which include full-height green walls and hanging plants, punctuate the interior.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/zero-carbon-nanjing-green-lighthouse...

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