Look at this wonderful piece of art! You might not, at first, believe that the Pixel building is a real structure. But it is! It is Australia’s first Carbon neutral building and an office is running here.
Located in the former CUB Brewery site in Melbourne, Australia, this is an office building that scored 105 points on Australia’s green star rating system. This is a marvelous attempt done by Studio505 to demonstrate how energy efficiency, renewable energy, water collection, waste reduction and green roofs can be achieved in practical- all under one roof!
The building is self sustained in terms of water availability, energy requirement and waste recycling.
The four storey structure could be seen as a prototype for a commercial building for a future carbon constrained world. The building has achieved full score in Green Star rating and an extra five points are granted towards the innovation for carbon neutrality.
To attain zero carbon targets, they included a vacuum toilet and anaerobic digestion system. Now, their objective is achieving USGBC’s LEED certification as well as the UK’s BREEAM rating system to prove their might.
The green roof is so designed to harvest all the rainwater it gets. The anaerobic digester helps in getting a part of energy the building needs and the rest is obtained from solar panels and vertical axis wind turbines on the roof.
Energy efficient design consists of the pixelated shade screen frontage; double glossy windows and natural ventilation to minimize the need for energy.
The Pixel Building’s vibrant facade gives it an exclusive identity among the mega structures of the world.