Building Turbines, Inc. (BTI)

Building Turbines, Inc. (BTI)

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.

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7703 N. Lamar Blvd. #510 , Austin , 78752-1055 Texas USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Renewable Energy
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

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.

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.

Mission Statement
To be a world-class provider of rooftop mounted horizontal-axis wind turbines offering our customers a proven and reliable solution for generating cost-effective on-site electricity.

Core Values
The following list of core values reflects what is truly important to us as people, and as an organization. These values are steadfast across the company and do not change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they are the underlying foundation of our company culture.

Our small but growing team feels that Building Turbines, Inc. is an exciting company of which to be a part and a very special place to work. These core values help solidify the many reasons for this feeling and by maintaining these core values across time, regardless of how large a company BTI becomes, we can preserve our culture and maintain focus on what has always been special about our company.

Caring about our environment
We believe that the environment on planet earth is shared by all of it's inhabitants and that the development and implementation of intelligent renewable energy benefits all. We are committed to making this a reality.

Caring about our community
We care about, believe in and highly value the concept of community. The growing BTI community is centered around common ideas related to clean renewable energy and fundamental cooperation to develop and grow mutual business opportunities while helping the environment AND the American economy in the process.

We believe that collaboration is critical in the development of emerging technologies and that it can also be an important catalyst to progress. Various teams and entities joining to advance any particular idea, technology, product, industry or market segment can be much more powerful and capable than the individual effort. We believe that collaboration is powerful and that the creation and development of collaborative efforts is key.

Technical Excellence
We believe in world-class engineering that focuses on quality, over-all effectiveness as well as the practical aspects of the total solution.

Education is the basis for society and culture and we believe that education is an unwavering duty of society. Education gives us the knowledge of the world around us. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. BTI is committed to education in general and we’ll seek out opportunities to participate in educating others and ourselves.

Strategic Relationships
BTI values people and the relationship side of business. Strategic relationships build upon, and strengthen the mutual capability of the collective team. By leveraging the investments BTI has made in its network we will be better positioned to deliver a superior technology and wind turbine solution to the market. BTI values strategic business relationships and the development of opportunities for multi-faceted benefit.

Customer is #1
BTI recognizes that it's not about customer service - it's about customer loyalty. It's not about brand awareness - it's about brand insistence. And, it's not about closing a sale: it's about attracting and keeping clients for life. At BTI, our focus is on our customers and successfully achieving their goals and objectives.

Industry Involvement
BTI values renewable energy and the development of a distributed generation-centric industry that focuses on making on-site power. We are strong advocates for wind power, solar power (which we compliment nicely) and the ‘DG’ model. We believe that involvement in, advocacy of, and contribution to the renewable energy wind industry is an important aspect of our business as we maintain our focus on delivering an effective rooftop wind energy solution.