Monday, March 3, 2008

Sustainable “Anti Smog” Building in Paris


This may look like a cross between movie sets for Star Trek and The Hobbit, but for me this design works. The Anti-Smog Innovation Centre for Sustainable Development perched over Paris’ canal de l’Ourcq the building promises to be “auto-sufficient”, which sounds like it may be a zero energy building.

The Anti-Smog building features green roofs and 250 square meters of photovoltaic panels.
They make a claim that the paint which contains Titanium Dioxide will break down smog. FYI- All white paint contains Titanium Dioxide. Titanium Dioxide is what we used to replace lead in many paint formulations. I will need more info on this aspect before I believe it is anything more than white-washing.

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