How Energy Efficient are the World's Tallest Buildings?

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai has one of the world's largest condensate recovery systems that diverts and reuses water from air conditioning. One World Trade Center in New York will use 30% less water and 20% less energy.
November 2, 2011, 9am PDT | David Zeetser
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With today's buildings looking at ways of becoming more energy efficient as well as trying to exceed LEED certification, The Infrastructurist looks at 10 of the worlds tallest buildings and sees how they compare against each other.

"Although none of the world's tallest skyscrapers come close to being Living Buildings, they do vary widely in terms of their energy efficiency, and it's useful to know how they stack up against each other in terms of energy use," said Ysabel Yates.

Other buildings include Taipei 101 in Taiwan which has double-paned blue-green glazed curtain walls, offering heat and UV protection, and Shanghai World Financial Center that won 2008 Best Skyscraper award.

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Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in The Infrastructurist
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