Wednesday, April 23, 2008

World First LEED Platinum Certified Museum Celebrates Water + Life

--art + architecture + design--

Welcome to the world's first LEED Platinum certified museum. The $40mi dollar building is the Water + Life Museum and is located in Southern California.

The impressive 70,000 square foot structure built by Lehrer + Gangi Design features heat blocking glass, natural light emitting windows, smart interior lighting, radiant floor heating and cooling , drought tolerant landscaping, drip irrigation utilizing reclaimed water, 540 watt 3000 panel photovoltaic installation that provides roughly half the museums energy needs. The result is a museum that celebrates earth on every level, from the exhibits to its energy use...and heck, it also manages to look really good.

To learn more about the project go to Lehrer + Gangi Design SITE

(Via Jetson Green)

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