algae building by © ArupAs an energy source, algae may be growing up.

A new apartment complex in Hamburg, Germany, intends to generate heat — and shade — as well as revenue, from growing the micro-organism.

The five-story building, expected to become fully operational this week, has a high-tech facade that is actually a vertical algae farm.

(READ the story in the NY Times)

Thanks to Pam Guthrie for sending the link
Photo © Arup

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