Norway Unveils Most Energy Efficient Office Building
Various Architects in Oslo, Norway has designed a concept for an ultra energy-efficient building that could help mitigate the world’s climate problems! The building features energy-saving techniques including operable insulated shutters on the building’s facade, wind turbines, a green roof, and the use of local and sustainable building materials. With a jigsaw puzzle-like facade, the building’s exterior is made up of operable shutters that can transform the building’s facade from 60% to 20% window area. The shutters can be opened up during the day for passive heating — but can also be closed to keep heat in. Due to the longitude of the Nordic countries, the architects also thoughtfully designed in LED lights in the interior of the shutters to provide lighting for the winter months when days become much shorter. The shutters, as well as the building’s structure, are made of woods with a low carbon footprint.