Broad Group | Thirty-story building built in 15 days

January 10, 2012

Wikipedia | Broad Group is a private company based in Changsha, China. Since 1996, it has been the global leader in manufacturing central air conditioning non-electric absorption chillers, powered by natural gas and waste heat, and currently exports its products to over 60 countries. It was Shanghai Expo 2010′s only global official partner that was a Chinese private enterprise and exclusively supplied central air conditioning, ventilation and air purification products for the event.

Broad is one of the few Chinese manufacturing companies that has been widely recognized for its green policies and commitment to climate change. It has expanded its business in recent years to include other energy saving products and sustainable buildings, and achieved a feat of building a 15-story tall hotel in 6 days, which received 2 million views in the first 10 days on YouTube.

TreeHugger |  As an architect, I find this completely amazing. Before the Olympics we showed the Ark Hotel erected in six days, but it had nothing on this 170,000 square foot, 30-story hotel that was turnkeyed in 360 hours. It completely changes the way buildings are constructed and, I believe, is about to change the entire industry. [...]

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