Something New Under the Sun
How can we use the entire building surface area to reduce carbon emissions, build beautiful and enjoyable buildings and further sustainability goals?
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) recently renovated its Toronto headquarters to achieve zero net carbon in a project that highlights the competing demands for sunlight in high-performance buildings.
Morgan Solar designed a 200 m2 customized Solar Pergola to generate 40,000 kWh annually, block 75% of the heat and glare throughout the year, and maintain a view of the sky.
Showcasing the OAA’s commitment to sustainability and innovation day and night, integrated multicolour LEDs illuminate the array during events, complementing the architectural design.
Diffuse daylight. Warm, diffuse daylight is transmitted through the optics and creates ideal illumination without sacrificing view.
Block heat and glare, and generate electricity. The Simple Planar Optical Technology blocks heat and glare and focuses the direct sunlight onto a solar cell.
Brings resilient energy into the heart of cities. Balance between energy consumption at night and production during the day brings us closer to the dream of having net zero carbon cities.
Beautifies and brings visibility to sustainability. As an architectural building element, SPOTlight augments the urban environment and improves mental health, boosts productivity and increases people’s happiness.
Valuable urban utility applications. Integrated programmable LEDs turn SPOTlight into a digital display at night. Intelligent controls enable transparency or privacy, as desired.
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