Energy Star

by Jason Fierko, P.E., Principal of EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA; Lead mechanical engineer for the Unispher Project,
Jared Loos, P.E., Chief Executive Officer of EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA; served as the Principal in Charge,
Jennifer Wampler, LEED, Principal of EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA; Project Architect,
Peter Welsh, P.E., Principal and the Director of Structural Engineering of EwingCole, Philadelphia, PA; served as the structural engineer of record for the Unispher Project,
, S.E.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 6, Pg. 48-55, 86


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The recently opened corporate headquarters of United Therapeutics is one of the largest net-zero energy office buildings in the world. Geo-exchange wells, an earth labyrinth, natural ventilation, and electrochromic glass—among other design choice—minimize energy use, while solar panels located on the building and its adjacent parking garage collect energy.

Subject Headings: Solar power | Building design | Commercial buildings | Parking facilities | Ventilation | Sustainable development | Energy consumption | Panels (structural)

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