|LEED-Gold, off-grid Highlands Center for Natural History|
Nice article submission by Cynthia Jones on our LEED-Gold James Learning Center to be published in an upcoming Courier special on local green businesses.
"According to Matt Ackerman of Catalyst Architecture, the James Learning Center was the second LEED-certified structure in the county, and one of just 11 LEED Gold projects statewide when it was built. The building is off the grid, relying on natural daylight and ventilation strategies for its heating and cooling needs. Combined with a well designed and properly oriented building envelope, this allows nearly 70 percent of the its heating and cooling needs to be supplied passively."