That’s quite a claim. The 3min video below is more useful than the actual article, and is worth a look for three reasons:
- The description of the occupant-enabled, app-based control strategies, as an indication of where BAS is headed (in addition to the usual suspects such as ground source loop, 6,000 LED fixtures, glazing tuned by orientation).
- This awesome sound byte: “The app also enables them to view and monitor their sustainable behavior. One can always work greener.
- The highly artistic animation of airflow in the atrium. We have come a long way from the 2D building sections with thick red and blue arrows.
And…let’s all take a moment to remember that just covering every square inch/ square centimeter of a building façade does not make it ‘sustainable’. Even if they produce enough electricity to power all smartphones, laptops, and electric cars (which is admittedly pretty cool).