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Green Building to Generate It's Own Power.
4Hoteliers & sources
Friday, 21st November 2008
 
The Dynamic Tower, the world's first building in motion, takes the concept of green buildings to the next level where it will generate electricity for itself as well as other nearby buildings, making it the first skyscraper designed to be self powered.

The building generates electricity from wind turbines mounted horizontally between each floor, eighty story building will have up to seventy nine wind turbines, making it a true green power plant while traditional vertical wind turbines have some environmental negative impact, including obstruction of views and the need for roads to build and maintain them, the Dynamic Tower's wind turbines are practically invisible and extremely quiet due to their special shape and the carbon fibre material they are made of.

The world's first moving building, an 80-storey tower with revolving floors giving a shifting shape, will be built in Dubai, its architect says. The Dynamic Tower design is made up of 80 pre-fabricated apartments which will spin independently of one another.

"It's the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape," said architect David Fisher, who is Italian, at a news conference in New York. "This building never looks the same, not once in a lifetime," he added.

Another environmentally green element of the Dynamic Tower is the photovoltaic cells that will be placed on the roof of each rotating floor to produce solar energy, approximately 20% of each roof will be exposed to the sun, so a building that has 80 roofs will equal the roofing space of 10 similar size buildings. To further improve the energy efficiency of the Dynamic Tower, insulated glass and structural insulating panels will be employed.

Energy will also be saved during construction, as this will be also the first skyscraper build from pre-fabricated parts off-site and put together during the construction, reducing dust, noise and other waists.In addition, natural and recyclable materials including stone, marble, glass and wood will be used for the interior finishing.

The Khaleek Times reported that The Dynamic Tower has been named one of the TIME Magazine's " 50 Best Inventions of the Year" for its revolutionary design and innovations.

The Dubai tower is estimated to be ready by 2010 and residents are able to park their car next to their apartment entrance. There are already plans for another 70 storey tower in Moscow.

Wouldn't this be great solution to implement for highenergy consuming hotels? Lets wait and see when the first self-powered hotel will come along....

Image source: AP
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