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Shanghai Tower in China

One of the world’s tallest buildings is putting sustainability up high where all can see! 🇨🇳

Adjacent to the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in the centre of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone sits the 632-metre tall Shanghai Tower. By prioritising public space and placing shops, restaurants and urban amenities at the atrium levels, the building revolutionises the living and working experience for all building users 👩‍💼

The tower has been awarded more than 11 awards and a China Green Building Three Star rating, as well as a LEED® Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council 🏆 How come?

Shanghai Tower features up to 43 different sustainable technologies, including renewable energy sources, extensive landscaping which cools the tower, and a beautiful design that improves the building’s wind resistance. These have resulted in reducing its total energy consumption by 21%, cut its carbon footprint by roughly 37,000 metric tonnes annually as well as saving US$58 million in material costs.

It also includes 6,700 water control valves which contribute greatly to the efficiency of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems within the tower.

“More than 50 per cent of the building’s energy consumption comes from the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. By using [Danfoss’] control valves, 20 per cent of this energy consumption can be saved, which means a lot to the owner,” states Lv Guosheng, sales engineer at Danfoss, who was in charge of the project.

Impossible achievement without the combined efforts of all #buildingheroes involved!

Gensler Danfoss Kuraray Shanghai Tower Construction Development Co., Ltd. Thornton Tomasetti Dennis Poon Cosentini Associates RWDI Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc. Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. Aurecon Shen Milsom & Wilke SWA Group Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd.

📸: Gensler / Shen Zhonghai

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