Chicago Gets Sustainable Parking Facility

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HOK Architectshave completed a new parking garage in Chicago, which maximizes use ofthe city’s windy conditions. Christened the Greenway Self Park, the24-hour parking facility incorporates several sustainable featuresincluding wind turbines and a rainwater collection system. Moreover, the facility will also include plug-in station to recharge electric cars.

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Standing 11 stories high, the energy-efficient garage is in pursuitof LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council. The southwestcorner of the garage is a 12-paired array of vertical turbines which are clearly visible to passers-by. Energy generated by the array is used to power the exterior wall lighting of the facility with excess energybeing transferred to the grid.

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Via: World Architecture News

 

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