Courtesy HOK and Vanderweil
SITE ANALYSIS &
A paved plaza would be transformed into a
functional oasis where storm water is captured
by permeable pavers and gray and black water
is filtered through a microalgae pond.
Research led Quinn to an emerging
technology. Scientists have tested
large-scale cultivation of microalgae
in horizontal and vertical glass tubes,
rather than in open-air ponds. Quinn
transferred the mechanics of tube
technology to the side of a building,
adding a full-scale closed system of
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holding tanks and filtration ponds to
Process Zero argues for fundamentally
complete the bioenergy network. Inside
the glass tubes, the plants swim in
a slurry of recycled wastewater and
consume carbon dioxide siphoned
from an air-intake pipe at the freeway.
In principle, photosynthesis would
be assured, oxygen pumped out to
the street as continued on page 131
reengineering the building.
ATRIUM & LIGHT-WELL
Bringing daylight to 100 percent of office
space and shifting workers to cloud computing enable the Process Zero retrofit team
to project energy savings of 80 percent.