First major building in the world with integral wind-turbines

Strata SE1, now the largest residential tower in central London, was officially launched this week, with an exhibition at the Building Centre in Central London. At 148 metres, the bold new landmark in Elephant and Castle has more than just height to make it stand out on the skyline. It is the first major building in the world with integral wind-turbines, which will generate at least 8 percent of the energy needed to power the properties inside.

Read the full story at 'World Interior Design Network'

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Comment by Martin on May 25, 2010 at 1:48am
Planning legislation in the UK now insists that at least 10% of the energy requirements of any new dwelling have to be met by renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, or ground source heating.

I don't know how this compares with other countries, but I'd be interested to know.

I've been watching this building go up on regular trips into London, and I'm glad to hear that it is taking its energy commitment seriously, rather than trying to just offset its energy use elsewhere.
Comment by Eugene on May 24, 2010 at 11:03am
Sweet building!

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