Building Turbines Inc. – BLDW   1 comment


BLDW -Business Description


Building Turbines, Inc. (BTI) offers a unique, patented wind turbine product that can bring the

dream of clean, affordable wind energy to a reality. The turbine is mounted on a strong steel frame,

it has a low profile, low maintenance needs, and creates almost no noise or vibration.

The BTI design possesses these exemplary and robust structural, mechanical and electrical characteristics that are particularly important when mounting a renewable energy system onto a building’s roof.
BTI is an Austin, Texas based development stage renewable energy corporation focusing on

designing and manufacturing revolutionary rooftop mounted wind turbines.

The innovative and patented BTI’s design is ideal for commercial applications and creates reliable, cost-effective, clean and on-site renewable electricity.
BTI’s horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT) easily mount onto commercial buildings with flat roofs.

The uni-directional design rests on HVAC-style curbs and is mounted along the roof’s edge

next to the parapet wall. The turbine takes full advantage of what is called a ‘parapet vortex’ which naturally occurs as wind accelerates up the side of a building and crests over the roof top edge.

The turbine’s axle rod is centered in this vortex capturing maximum electrical power generation capability from the wind.
Building Turbines, Inc. is a publicly traded company (Stock Symbol: BLDW).

Building Turbines Company History
As a commercial office building owner, Mr. John F. Graham Sr. began to realize the need for an

effective renewable energy solution to help offset his demanding energy bill. Mr. Graham felt

the wind’s potential when he was on his building’s roof. He decided to personally pursue the

development of a viable rooftop mounted wind turbine.
Taking advantage of the fact that he owns the building, Mr. Graham began developing smaller

models of the horizontal-axis wind turbine for mounting onto his building’s roof. At one point,

with the second floor entirely vacant, Mr. Graham created his own wind tunnel using HVAC blowers

to test the theories and models. John’s mission is to create the world’s first HAWT

(horizontal-axis wind turbine) for rooftop mounting so that he could help make the world a

better place through the robust and reliable creation of ‘distributed’ electric power from Mother Nature’s clean and renewable source – the wind.
Rooftop wind turbines can convert under-utilized rooftop space into “distributed generation

” (DG) power sites. Most building rooftops can support multiple wind turbines that can share a

single grid-tie to the building. The sheer magnitude of the available rooftop space throughout the

USA combined with the wide-scale deployment potential of rooftop wind turbine generators can

make a meaningful contribution to meeting the current renewable energy goals of many corporations, municipalities, states and federal departments and agencies.
Today, Building Turbines is a publicly traded company with a cross-functional team of building construction and energy experienced business leaders. With momentum occurring on all fronts,

the BTI team is committed to forging a sustainable renewable energy solution provider business

model. BTI will manage a lean organization of carefully chosen outsource partners to ensure a

customer-centric and effective over-all solution from manufacturing to installation exists across the USA.

Products and Services
The Next Phase in Renewable Energy
Affordable rooftop wind power is now available for your building. Today, wind energy is used to generate electricity that powers millions of American homes and businesses.

Wind power is also widely recognized as one of most desirable and fastest-growing sources of clean and renewable energy. Until now however, the growth of wind power that we truly need to meet our growing energy demands has been limited by the cost prohibitive nature of current solutions.
The team at Building Turbines realized the need for a reliable rooftop wind turbine that effectively

dealt with the structural and mechanical issues and provided the customer a unique, innovative, and compelling way to make clean renewable power on-site. We recognize America’s need to move forward with deployment of wind energy solutions that help us all reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and preserve the environment.

The team at Building Turbines believes in a multi-faceted approach to meeting today’s demanding energy requirements. We also believe that renewable energy sources should play a prominent role.
The sun shines every day for all of us, free of charge and the wind blows for free as well. Non-renewable energy sources can cost a lot of money to find and move.

We must take the fossil fuels from the ground and ship them long distances to places where they can be used.
Oil must be refined before it can be used. This is expensive.

We also have to pay to clean up the pollution they cause.

Economically speaking as coal and oil supplies get used up, their prices get higher. In 2011, we are very familiar with the variety of issues caused by our macro-level dependence on fossil fuels and the time for focus on renewable energy is now. By implementing sustainable, clean renewable energy in smart and cost-effective ways, we can all win.


BTI System Advantages

The uni-directional design rests on HVAC-style curbs and is mounted along the roof’s edge next

to the parapet wall. The turbine takes full advantage of what is called a “parapet vortex” which

naturally occurs as wind accelerates up the side of a building and crests over the roof top edge.

The axis of the turbine is centered in this vortex capturing maximum electrical power generation capability from the wind.

BT’s design has one awarded patent, two patents pending, and more on the way
The BTI turbine has an approx. 10’ x 27.5’ footprint and the system weighs approx 1,400 pounds

as a complete system
Patented design captures maximum rotational wind from natural vortex created at roof top edge
Horizontal axis design is more effective when mounting to building due to no mast or pole
Horizontal blades can be customized with full-color graphics and company logo (as well as the ‘augmenter’ that sits over the edge of the rooftop to guide the wind into the turbine)
Design allows for secure mounting on roof with minimal modification (no poles or costly roof modifications)
Well-suited for the urban environment (low profile, ease of installation, appealing design)
Low center of gravity with strong, robust square steel tubing (frame) design for rooftops

which results in almost no vibration or noise
Installation can be accomplished without the use of expensive helicopters (easily assembling unit(s)

on the roof top)
Scale-able design
Can add turbine units per available space on roof
All turbine units can share wiring and/or storage with each other
Turbines can be combined with solar (PV) cells and they can also share ‘system’



Building Turbines Product Information

The BTI turbine is designed for mounting onto flat commercial rooftops and its’ innovative

and patented design is ideal for urban settings.
The turbine can help office buildings, schools, warehouses, distribution centers, airports,

hotels, and a variety of other buildings offset electricity purchased from the grid by creating it on-site from the wind. The turbine creates reliable, cost-effective and clean renewable electricity with little building modification required.
Building Turbines’ horizontal-axis wind turbines (“HAWT”) easily mount onto commercial buildings

and turn historically dead space into power producing real estate.

The uni-directional design rests on HVAC-style curbs and is mounted along the roof’s edge next to the parapet wall.
The turbine takes full advantage of what is called a “parapet vortex” which naturally occurs as wind accelerates up the side of a building and crests over the roof top edge. The axis of the turbine is centered in this vortex capturing maximum electrical power generation capability from the wind.


























Recent News

Building Turbines Announces New Members to Its Corporate and Advisory BoardsMarketwire

(Thu, Jan 26)

Building Turbines, Inc. Positioned to Secure Additional Patent Protection on Its Rooftop Mounted

Wind Turbine SystemMarketwire(Tue, Jan 3)

UT Austin Mechanical Engineering Students Complete Design Study of Building Turbines Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine, Cite Design AdvantagesMarketwire(Tue, Nov 29)

Building Turbines’ Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine to Be Studied by The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Design ProgramMarketwire(Wed, Sep 28)

Building Turbines Completes Acquisition of Green City DevelopmentMarketwire(Wed, Sep 7)

Building Turbines, Inc. Rooftop Wind Turbines Stand Up to Tropical Storm DonMarketwire

(Wed, Aug 3)


Management Team

John Graham Sr. – CEO & Founder

John F. Graham Sr., is the founder and CEO of Building Turbines. Mr. Graham invented the original
version of the Building Turbines wind turbine while actively seeking viable alternative energy
solutions for his buildings in Austin, Texas. Developed from the perspective of a building owner and
commercial consumer of power, the Building Turbines Solution provides for a simple,
seamless integration of wind power to building consumption utilizing historically unused building
Mr. Graham, graduated with a Bachelors degree in business Administration and has been actively
involved in real estate ownership and property management in Austin, making significant contributions
to the industry during the last 20 years. Mr. Graham is a building owner, real estate developer,
entrepreneur, business owner and inventor. Mr. Graham is the visionary behind Building Turbines.

David Parker – COO

In his role as the Chief Operations Officer of Building Turbines, Mr. David C. Parker takes advantage
of his background which is a unique mixture of technology in a corporate environment combined

with avariety of successful entrepreneurial endeavors that create a broad spectrum of experience, knowledge and abilities.

Mr. Parker brings over twenty years of business experience in; sales and marketing,
manufacturing and operations, semiconductors (both operations and marketing), software,
mergers & acquisitions, and commercial real estate to his current position in renewable energy.
David’s past roles and responsibilities include; running his own business brokerage firm,
strategic corporate planning, global logistics and enterprise-wide supply chain management,
vendor/supplier management as well as product marketing and world-wide sales and

marketing support.
David Parker has a BBA in Management from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from
Texas State University with concentrations in Finance and Statistics.

Thomas Mezger – Chief Financial Officer
Greg Miller – Chief Business Development Officer
Max Champie – Chief Marketing Officer

Contact Us

Building Turbines, Inc.
7703 North Lamar Boulevard
Suite 510
Austin, TX 78752-1055
United States – Map
Phone: 512-206-4205
Fax: 512-617-6302

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  1. Interesting and informative independent article on the company.

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