Germany’s Hamburg Harbor has announced the development of a world class Eco City. This eco city will be designed by Tec Architecture and the global engineering group ARUP.
The development will encompass many industries and entrainment facilities and will have the latest advancements in green design at its disposal.
The developers and designers of this ambitious city are seeking to achieve the highest level of environmental certification from LEED, BREEAM and DGNB.
Eco City is one of the only projects in the world that is aspiring to accomplish the highest level of environmental certification from all three major green building rating systems. The project will assimilate efficient technology and building methods and at the same time nurturing social interaction and community resurrection.
The eco city developers will use green materials, efficient facades and passive design techniques so that they can lower the energy consumption by as much as 30%.
This eco city will have 10 eco-friendly buildings and use an alternative-energy mix for power generation. They will depend on wind turbines to meet the 10% of the power needs of the city and utilize solar power for hot water and lights.
The vast majority of roofs and terraces will be covered with plants and flowers, making it pleasant for walking and recreation and also check on water runoff and keep the interior cool.
Source: Eco City
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