Germantown Friends School’s (Philadelphia) new science center is very green. The facility is energy efficient, has rainwater cisterns, a green roof, solar panels and a dashboard that provides real time data on water and power usage.
Click HERE to see the current dashboard information and to learn more about this unique facility.
The building uses geothermal wells for heating and cooling to greatly reduce the energy costs.
The cisterns collect rainwater for use as gray water for flushing toilets leading to significant water savings. The green roof absorbs rainwater that would otherwise have to be treated by the city sever system.
The facility will receive LEED certification.
Via: Germantown Friends LINK