Tag: Sustainable Design

Saving $500,000 in Energy Costs Over 30 Years in a 7000-SF Home

As the markets hover between euphoria and caution, one thing remains VERY steady in all of our lives: Annual energy usage – be it heating or cooling – and comfort. The images here demonstrate the tangible economic and practical benefits of passive energy savings. Thanks to the improvements we made in this 7000-square-foot home in… Read more »

Additional Thoughts on Sustainable Megatall Building Design

There are plenty of towers that qualify as “super” or “megatall,” and many are like the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, a good example of the “needle” approach. But, if something serious happens in the middle part of the building (as it did few months ago when flames engulfed several floors of the iconic Marina… Read more »

Conceptualizing the World’s Tallest “Megatall” Building

As a preface I would like to give enormous thanks to following persons who have guided and inspired me to think of safer, better and more fun designs. First and foremost, Leslie Robertson: a structural engineer who inspires everyone who come into his sphere – including me! Rick Barker: a true genius in elevator engineering… Read more »