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Old October 20th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Power consumption of a building ?

Hi,

We are currently doing at school a Powerpoint overview of the Dynamic Tower, which is an innovative tower, both in design and in construction.

I have already seen on the Internet that, given the new construction manner (everything is created in a factory), the cost of that tower is expected to be around 700 million $, while other towers like Taipei 101 or the new Shangaī Center cost nearly the two times more ! Could someone confirm those datas ?

Furthemore, I would like some figures about power consumption. From what I've read on the PDF, it looks that the Dynamic Tower will be the first tower to be self powered, given the wind turbines and the photovoltaic cells. I think it saves a lot of money, but I would like to know how much is the power consumption of such buildings (for instance, Empire State Building, Taipei 101...), and how much it costs per month/year, just in electricity ?

If you have another numbers about saving costs of the Dynamic Tower in comparaison with other towers, I'd be glad to hear them .

Thanks for your answers.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 03:48 PM   #3
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Here are some issues I've found so far, but it's quite confusing. For instance, in their .PDF, they state around 10% less money for construction that similar buildings. But, the cost for the Dynamic Tower is around 700 million $, while the cost for, for instance the Taipei 101 was 1.7 billion dollars, so around 30-40 % less money !

Furthermore, I've found this document : http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2...0609280240.htm

It says that 3 million kWh costs is around 3 million dollars. As each of the turbine of the Dynamic Tower is expected to produce 1.2 million kWh, and there are 48 turbines, it's around 1.2 * 60 (if we add the energy produces by the photovoltaic cells), so an economy of around 24 million dollars / year.

Are those numbers not to "stranges" ? Are they quite coherent with the reality ?

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