Here is a Green Megastructures: Algae Green Loop by Influx Studio. Algae Green Loop concept based in Paris, for the flow-Study aims to reduce the carbon footprint of Chicago, by exploiting the ability of carbon capture naturally available algae. Developed in accordance with the Action Plan of Chicago, which is targeting a 80 percent reduction in the emission of green house gases by 2050 to 1990, the new Algae Green Loop design proposes the renovation of the iconic towers of Marina Cityin the heart of the city of Chicago with green algae on the basis of a newtechnology integrates green algae loops with other green technologies. This will make the region a washing system of solid CO2 and cause a huge reduction incarbon footprint. Algae Green Loop a modular system of algae tubes running around the circumference of the best Tours of the City Marina and aparking ramp. These tubes of algae absorb solar radiation to produce bio-fuel. The parking ramp will become the wastewater treatment devices basedphytoremediation gravity for reuse. Moreover, the semicircular balconies of the towers will be equipped with thermal and photovoltaic panels to produce moreclean energy and also for vertical farming. Moreover, the entire system will be integrated with Advanced Bio-reactors for the production of clean energy, watertreatment plants, and bio-engineering of plants for food production for the whole area self-sufficient. Algae Green Loop by Influx Studio.
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This is a Garage Green Roofs in Mount Baker. A truly new, designed by the architects of Puget Sound to overcome the problem of pollution is the complete installation of green roofs on the houses of Puget Sound to help restore its natural beauty. These roofs retain rainwater and prevent runoff by impressive margins, saving rainwater to flow into the sewers.
Garage green roof in Mount Baker
In addition to ease runoff, green roofs help mitigate the urban heat island effect and provide ceiling insulation, which reduces energy consumption and emissions of green house gases associated emissions. They can also provide wildlife habitat. And surely seem heckuva lot nicer than a white roof.
The only question that remains is: why are still so rare in the Puget Sound? Of course, we have a handful or two, especially in municipal buildings, but nothing compared to what is done in Europe. And of course, the reason for this disparity is reduced to ideology: European companies are much more inclined to exercise the power of government in the cause of the common good. In other words, significantly regulate and subsidize green roofs. (This is also why Germany is the world’s largest consumer of PV.)
Single family green roof in South Park
Images Credit: harrisonarchitects
Building rating systems such as LEED and the City of Seattle Green Factor new code are designed to encourage green roofs. But since the initial costs are so large – about twice a conventional roof – most private developers remained lukewarm. The problem is simple: the free market is a little shaky when it comes to the future and the common good. The solution is simple: government incentives.
While flat roofs ubiquitous highly urbanized areas are the easiest targets for green roofs, there is great potential in the sequence of roof impervious to the great square of Seattle single-family zones, as in the two photos attached. But so far, these projects are extremely rare. If readers know of other small-scale projects of green roofs, consider him a good excuse to leave a comment.
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