Nikken Sekkei BioSkin
This building wrap fights urban heat island effects, and it looks nice too. Courtesy Nikken
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Modeled after traditional Japanese screens, BioSkin collects rainwater and feeds it through ceramic pipes that run over a building’s exterior. It deflects direct sunlight with solar panels, reducing interior temperatures by as much as 21°F. The system also generates power and lowers air-conditioning costs.

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