I-55 Welcome Center designed as a net-zero building

Posted by archimaniacs on February 20, 2017

The Welcome Center in Memphis is designed to be a net zero building.

archimania designed the building to provide plenty of space to enlarge the solar-panel system "in a plug-and-play sort of manner until you either replaced or exceeded the amount of energy needed to keep this thing running over the course of a year,'' Seltzer said.

"There's also a lot of things we (did) in terms of saving energy: The 'jacket' and the 'diet' that are extremely expensive to go back and change later on in the project,'' he said. "So we built those into the project up front. The adding of the solar panels is the easiest and least expensive thing to do to keep generating electricity.''

 

Read the full article in The Commercial Appeal.

 

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