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Sky-Sourced Sustainability

Utilizing the earth and near-grade environment as a source of energy has historically been a common practice. Beyond solar and wind, designers do not usually look toward the sky as an additional energy source. The objective of this paper is to make tall building designers more aware of the additional sources of sustainability “in the sky,” how these sources change with altitude, and how this knowledge can benefit the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings.