“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

Love this rooftop wind farm in Oklahoma.  Thought you might enjoy a link to Inhabitat to find out more (and get a better idea of what is going on up on that roof), rather than to Venger Wind (who built the turbines).  There are plenty of haters out there knocking this story and the numbers.  But I’m definitely a ‘glass-half-full’ kinda guy.  I absolutely agree that some information about ROI etc would provide greater context (and economics matter), and I didn’t try to verify their output numbers, but I totally support providing energy at point of use, and it being integrated into the design rather than an afterthought.

Ok, so we’re not going to rip our roof off and do this, but I love that we could.

I didn’t even know the ‘small wind industry’ existed.  No, I don’t need to snigger and reference bodily functions.  I do need to say that NZ should be a leader in this industry!


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