Boston University's new Center for Computing and Data Sciences by KPMB Architects sets a precedent for sustainable architecture as a design that's carbon-neutral and free from fossil fuels. The building will set itself apart as the largest carbon-neutral design of its kind in the city, and it will be heated and cooled with geothermal energy—there will be no gas lines connected to the building. The 19-storey building is elevated to protect it against flooding from the nearby Charles River and Boston University will be matching the building’s electricity load with renewable energy on from a wind farm in South Dakota.
While Boston itself is aiming to be carbon-neutral by 2050, Boston University is on a mission to be carbon-neutral a decade ahead of the city.
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