Solar modules will be installed on external walls of the building between 20th floor and 50th floor, covering the area equivalent to 77% of a soccer field.
The building of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI, Chairman: Huh Chang-soo) will be reconstructed as a premium renewable energy tower by November this year.
A total of 3,279 solar modules will be installed on external walls of the building between its 20th floor and 50th floor as well as rooftops, covering the area equivalent to 77% of a soccer field. The building is expected to generate 730kW of power daily and 780MW a year through these solar photovoltaic power facilities.
The power output of this building is equivalent to an amount that can be used by 274 households for one year, and it is expected to reduce 394 tons of carbon dioxide a year.
And the building will also be installed with wastewater reuse system for reusing such water for flushing toilets, ice thermal storage system for cooling, and rainwater treatment system for using rainwater for cleaning. External walls of the building are designed to minimize inflow of sunlight and ultraviolet rays into inside the building by borrowing motif from eaves line of traditional Korean house.
In addition, the new building adopted a dynamic design using 3-D bent glasses, the first of its kind in Korea, and earthquake-resistant design that can stand against earthquakes with magnitude of Richter 6.5.
In consideration of communications with regional citizens, the FKI is building a green area by planting street trees on the rear side of the building. A monument inscribed with former President Park Chung-hee’s handwriting will be set up in the green area.
As of today, rent rate of the new building reaches 48% as LG CNS concluded a contract for renting 14 floors.
Source : e2news