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China to Boast World's Greenest Structure



This futuristic construction is called the Wuhan Energy Flower, and it is expected to be built in Wuhan, China. The structure, which is expected to be a research
institute
, was designed by Grontmij and Soeters
Van Eldonk Architects
.


It is worth mentioning that the flower-shaped Wuhan Energy Center will focus on new sources of renewable energy. In addition, the structure is going to be the world's first
building to receive BREEAM accreditation.


The beginning of the construction is scheduled this November. The building will have zero carbon emissions. It also targets a zero energy status.


The Wuhan Energy Flower will be 140 meters tall and the labs surrounding it will take the form of leaves, informs EcoFriend. Its roof will
be covered by solar panels. The building will also collect
rainwater
, which will be used inside the building.


Green energy will also be harnessed using vertical axis wind turbines. The building will make use of natural ventilation.

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