03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vertical Village Brings Energy-Efficient Gaudiness to Dubai

The Vertical Village, which contains residential, hotel, and entertainment facilities, features a massive solar array on its southern side that automatically positions itself for maximum sun exposure. A solar roof provides heated water, and self-shading slabs on the north end of the site eliminate direct sun exposure into the building, cutting down on air-conditioning costs.

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