Monastery is declared America's greenest building

03/29/2010 | Fast Company online

A women's monastery in Wisconsin has been awarded a Platinum LEED rating with 63 out 69 possible points -- the highest score of any building in America. The monastery is almost entirely recycled, using materials from a previous monastic building, and gets its energy from solar panels on the chapel roof and from a geothermal heating and cooling system.

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