We are proud to be part of the team that helped Post Tower achieve such high performance. The CTBUH or Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has given its 10 year award in recognition of this building’s continuous value and performance 10 years after its completion.
Transsolar played a vital role in this project by developing the energy concept: focusing on achieving the maximum thermal and visual comfort while minimizing the impact on the environment. A typical building of this size uses around 376 kWh/m ² of energy per year. By using building-integrated technology such as two elliptical volumes and an atrium that work together with site and wind orientation, as well as a double skin, operable façade and stack ventilation, Post Tower consumes only 75 kWh/m ² of energy per year. That’s about 79% less energy usage. If Post Tower were a 10 year old boy, he would be consuming 399 calories out of the normal 2000 calorie range…and still be healthier than the average boy.
Post Tower’s operable windows
Post Tower’s atrium
These types of awards provide incentive and reward for the growing “green-building” industry. Check out the other awards for tall buildings here.