The 5 most ecological buildings in the world

Over the years, concern for the environment and the search for applications and buildings that favor sustainability and energy efficiency have increased. This has led companies in the construction sector to innovate to manufacture products that help reduce energy consumption.

This is the case with COOL-R, a product of the Selena group that is a waterproof roof membrane capable of increasing savings in cooling costs, protecting your goods from possible high temperatures and improving the quality of life of your building’s roof. All this due to a product that combines its high emissivity and reflectance to reduce the temperature by up to 70%.

Thanks to applications like COOL-R we are finding ecological buildings that make a difference using materials and applications that do not harm the environment. If to this we add the use of solar panels, wind systems or the reuse of water, the energy saving is much greater.

Below are some of the green buildings that are examples of sustainability and energy efficiency:

Pearl River Tower – Guangzhou
This building was presented in China in 2010 and, besides its futuristic design, the building produces more energy than it actually consumes. The cooling system is unique and this makes air conditioning consumption minimal. In addition, a solar and wind energy system is used to reduce consumption.

Commerzbank Tower – Frankfurt
This building located in Germany is not only one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world but was one of the first to be a sustainable building. With a height of 256 meters and a total of 56 floors, it receives air and natural light for the entire office from a central column.

EU Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market – Alicante
In 2015, this complex was declared the most sustainable in Spain and Portugal. It reached the maximum score of the BREEAM certificate, a recognition that the COOL-R application also has. The BREEAM title is responsible for assessing the ecological use of the soil, the well-being and health of the building, energy, waste, pollution, and innovation.

Reichstag – Berlin
The seat of the German Parliament was built in 1894 and renovated in 1995 to create a building centered on improving the environment through a combination of solar energy and mechanical ventilation.

David Brower Center – California
This building has 53% recycled materials and energy-saving systems such as solar panels. In addition, this building has obtained the LEED certificate, another of the documents that COOL-R has, a recognition for the lighting system, natural ventilation, heating and reuse of rainwater.

These are the 5 most ecological buildings in the world and can still continue to increase in terms of sustainability and energy efficiency if they use other renovations and products such as the application of COOL-R waterproofing membrane on their roofs.

 

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