New high-rise condos
I read about a large scale high-rise condos being built in downtown Phoenix. What I was surprised at was there is nothing mentioned about energy efficiency. We are talking Arizona and no solar panels are being used to offset the electricity. There is no LEED certification being sought. Nothing about how energy efficient the building will or will not be.
It’s a beautiful building but with all standard double pane glazing, it’s just a heat sink and an energy loss. All of that large glazing with maybe an R-2 rating sitting in the Arizona sun. The building has plenty of flat roof top space for solar PV panels.
I thought in 2015 there would be more incentive to build it using better energy efficient materials, utilizing PV solar (especially in Arizona), utilizing better windows (triple pane), using ductless mini splits for the condos and not standard HVAC units, seeking LEED certification, water conservation toilets, showers, etc.
What do you people think?
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