Coral Gables, Florida
The windows are made of an Electrochromic Dynamic glass, a “smart glass”, which automatically dims in sunlight and controls the interior heat. The building’s exterior is made of a precast titanium dioxide concrete skin that neutralizes outside airborne pollutants, which helps clean the air. All these aspects directly affect the consumption of the building’s energy and reduces the load on the environment.
University of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music building harvests rainwater and holds it in an on-site cistern for gray water use within the building. This reduces the building water usage by 87%.