Computer-controlled sun screens help keep Abu Dhabi towers cool

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It’s no longer uncommon to see solar and other sustainable energies used to power building heating and cooling systems, but two new 25-story towers in Abu Dhabi take a truly innovative new approach to keeping temperatures down. Designed by global architectural firm Aedas, Al Bahar Towers feature computer-controlled sun screens on the buildings’ exterior that open and close as required to keep out the glaring heat of the sun.

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