High-tech buildings use sunlight, sea water to save energy: Interesting article on how computers and technology are making more eco-friendly buildings. If this interests you, see this past post about The Robert Redford Building.
At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the lights are controlled by sensors that measure sunlight. They dim immediately when it’s sunny and brighten when a passing cloud blocks the sun.
At a new middle school in Washington, D.C., the air conditioner shuts off when a window is open.
A wall of windows at a University of Pennsylvania engineering building has built-in blinds adjusted by a computer program that tracks the sun’s path.
Buildings are getting smarter — and the next generation of building materials is expected to do even more.