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Globally-renowned Skidmore, Owings & Merrill joins Ongreening

The high-profile architecture firm SOM chooses Ongreening showcasing the world's most energy-efficient super-tall building: The Pearl River Tower.

The 309-meter-tall iconic building in Guangzhou incorporates the latest sustainable technology and engineering know-how deploying a range of low-energy initiatives from an aerodynamic double-skin facade incorporating wind turbines to solar panels, a chilled ceiling system, underfloor fresh-air ventilation and good use of daylight through orientation and a relatively narrow plan.

The building is nearly 60% more efficient than a conventional tower of the same size.

The Pearl River Tower is one of the first super-tall buildings to be certified as a LEED Platinum building by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) – the highest level of sustainable design recognised by the internationally recognised organisation.

Discover the Pearl River Tower’s sustainability approach and watch the photo gallery

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+ LEED Platinum rated Zuellig Building in the Philippines

+ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Photo: courtesy of SOM | Tim Griffith

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