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Greenest Building on the Planet?

| Tuesday April 22nd, 2008 | 0 Comments

green_042208_125.jpgFittingly named for Aldo Leopold, the Leopold center near Baraboo, WI, has been awarded 61 of 69 LEED points – more than any building so far – making it, apparently, the “greenest” building currently in existence. Although the architects of certain ancient structures might beg to differ, in the our era it’s popular and often helpful to use this kind of ranking to see where things are stacking up and to encourage more to do the same. So be it.
It goes without saying that the center is carbon neutral, incredibly efficient, embracing of daylight while using and recycling rainwater for most functions. More importantly, perhaps, is the buildings function as an educational center for other inspired folks. No data is public that I could find about costs and ROI, but it’s certainly something worth checking out for businesses ans individuals alike.
(image and more from jsonline.com)


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