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Masked Eco-Buildings

Elithis Tower is the World's First Energy Positive Workplace

— October 7, 2009 — Eco
I guess even buildings want to get in on the Halloween action by the looks of the Elithis Tower, the world's first energy postive workplace. I'm going to guess that it was trying to achieve a sci-fi look -- from Battlestar Galatica perhaps?

Silliness aside, this impressive structure is made even more impressive by being the first energy positive workplace globally. Usually a net zero energy building is an accomplishment, but this building actually creates more power than it uses! It also produces six times fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional workplaces. Amazing!
Trend Themes
1. Energy Positive Buildings - The trend of energy positive buildings offers disruptive innovation opportunities in sustainable architecture and renewable energy systems.
2. Net Zero Energy Buildings - The trend of net zero energy buildings presents disruptive innovation opportunities in energy efficiency technologies and smart building management systems.
3. Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction - The trend of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in workplaces creates disruptive innovation opportunities in eco-friendly construction materials and carbon capture technologies.
Industry Implications
1. Sustainable Architecture - The sustainable architecture industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities in designing and constructing energy positive buildings.
2. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can leverage disruptive innovation opportunities by integrating sustainable energy systems into net zero energy buildings.
3. Construction and Real Estate - The construction and real estate industry can adopt disruptive innovation opportunities by incorporating green building practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in workplaces.
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