Sunday, October 19, 2008

Climate Change Exhibit: California Academy of Sciences

If you are a resident of the west coast or planning a visit to San Fransisco, a must see is the largest public green building in the world. The new California Academy of Sciences recently opened its 10 year, $500 million LEED Platinum building. Some of the green features of the building:

  • Solar panels that reduce energy use
  • 90% office lit using natural light
  • 197,000 square foot green roof
  • Recycled denim insulation
  • Built with recycled materials
  • Radiant floor heating

The California Academy of Sciences features a natural history museum, planetarium, aquarium, rain forest, African Hall and a naturalist center. Interested? Click here for hours and exhibit information.

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