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North America’s greenest building?

The University of British Columbia is currently in construction of what it claims will be the “greenest building in North America”: its new $37 million Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability.  Making use of fuel cells, solar panels, solar hot water heaters, ground source heat pumps and biomass co-generation, the building will be a net energy producer and serve as a living laboratory for all of these technologies.  Its water system will operate without municipal plumbing or sewage connections, collecting and using only rainwater and stormwater for its water supply.  The research facility has been designed by Busby Perkins + Will.  Construction is expected to be complete in 2011.

(via Inhabitat)

March 5, 2010 Posted by | FKP | , , , | Leave a comment