This building belonging to the multinational pharmaceutical company Pfizer is now not only much more sustainable from an energetic standpoint. Additionally, the lining made up of two-coloured photovoltaic glass panes randomly positioned along the walls has also clearly contributed to the enhancement of the building catching the pedestrians´ attention.
The facade features two-coloured amorphous silicon glass panes with a semi-transparency degree of 20% (L vision) covering a total active surface area of 550 m2.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON FAÇADES IN GRANADA
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 1,062 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 924,865 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 1,814 lighting points
- CO2 emissions avoided in 35 years - 620 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 544 barrels per m2
This project with an installed power capacity of 19.3 kWp generates 32,000 kWh of energy per year. It prevents the consumption of 19 barrels of oil on a yearly basis.
This building which is the centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENYO) is located in the Health Science Technological Park (PTS) in Granada (Spain). It uses the photovoltaic glass lining for the production of a considerable amount of energy it consumes giving power to exactly 1,814 lighting points inside the building.
Furthermore, insulation both thermal and sound is increased, ensuring significant energy savings in heating and air handling systems.
"Our aim is to continue with our commitment to energetic efficiency and the use of renewable energy, provided that it is profitable and that it makes sense”.