OK...this is pretty much the greenest building that has ever existed. The Aldo Leopold Foundation Headquarters in Fairfield, WI, has just been opened to some hoppin' green reviews. LEED is the organization that certifies buildings as energy efficient, and this center has won its highest award. And while that's been done before, it's never been done with a 100% carbon-neutral building.
It wears its carbon neutrality right on its sleeve with 198 solar panels that are rated at about 40 kilowatts, or 15% more than the center needs. The building also uses passive and radiant heating and some geothermal energy. And hey, it only cost 'em $4 million.
For more pictures and information, check out Inhabitat.
written by TheFuture.YouHelpBuild, November 13, 2007
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