Wednesday 8 September 2010

Green Lighthouse Copenhagen - Carbon Neutral Building

Today we were shown around the Green Lighthouse Building. This is Denmark's first "carbon neutral" public building. The roof is tilted at the optimum angle for the sun and the energy generated goes to the heating and the electrics required by the building. A state-of-the-art heat pump system stores energy in an underground reservoir on the hot days, then uses this energy on the cold days. The building meets the 2020 ambitions for zero energy buildings and is expected to receive a gold certificate from the LEED.

The Green Lighthouse Building

All solar panels are hidden from view on the flat roof

Promotional picture from above

Diagram showing the technology behind the building

A nice south facing terrace for your lunch!

The central staircase

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