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on Apr 23, 2012
Gee, he did say anything about the BUTCHING of a beautiful grass area that showed off the 70 plus year old building.
It was a beautiful area. Now we have yucky buildings blocking a beautiful area….
Happy to hear we are getting better at constructing buildings, and that it is happening in our neck of the woods!
It has often struck me how badly modern office buildings are designed. For example, I have worked in a building that always required cooling, even on freezing winter days. Hopefully that will be a story I will be able to tell my incredulous grand-children in a couple of decades when we have improved our housing stock.
"Imagine if every building from this day on generated more energy than it consumed?" Zornetzer said. "What would that mean for our carbon footprint? It's possible, it can be done."
Uh oh -- don't let PG&E hear about this.....
Only the government could afford to build such a building! Using money we don't have.
How could anybody not be impressed with this? Are you kidding? This is the future and it is good for everybody.
What are all those people housed in that new building working on? Aeronautics and Space research, I hope.
"Only the government could afford to build such a building! Using money we don't have."
Yup, and now we know how to do this and can optimize and employ economy of scale to duplicate it for cheaper across the country.
my husband said people are going to burn up there, it's very hot inside and will get cold in the winter. He works there in management. It will not work for many people! Good try, lousy design job. Ugh
These type of buildings have been almost common practice in several European countries for years - check out refs on www.solarcity.org.
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