This Designer Just Created a Building That Will Act as a Self-Sustaining Air Conditioner
Ben Bronsema has built a career on installing, creating and working on air conditioning systems in the Netherlands. His latest design involves a self-sustaining architectural makeup that keeps the temperature of the hotel, called 'The Breeze,' at a pleasant level for guests.
The Dutch Green Company is now implementing Bronsema's design with a (hopeful) schedule of a 2017 opening in Amsterdam. The hefty price tag for what would be the world's most energy-efficient building is an estimated $15 million, but could be worth moving ahead into a greener life on Earth. This could only be the beginning of energy-efficient buildings all over the planet.
It's fascinating to think of a building heating and cooling itself without the use of electricity at all. We're hopeful for what forward progress this could further lead to in the green movement–a movement that should never stop seeing breakthroughs.