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Powerland: Santiago’s New Energy-saving Buildings via Global Post

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Chilean capital of Santiago is now home to innovative new architecture projects that are helping the country solve its energy challenges.

Called Latin America¹s economic tiger for its high economic growth rates, Chile’s vibrant economy has meant rising energy consumption. Chile is projected to need twice as much energy by 2025.

One way Chile tackles that challenge is by re-thinking its buildings. About a third of the world¹s energy is consumed in buildings ­ for heating, cooling, cooking, lighting and appliances. Architects here are moving away from highly-inefficient structures; instead, dozens of buildings that use energy efficient designs are now being built.

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