The new Dakotah! Ice Center in Prior Lake, Minn., is among the greenest buildings in the Twin Cities area. Built by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the center has a compressor system and heat exchanger that redirect waste heat from ice-making equipment to warm a seating area. The building's bleachers are made from recycled high-density polyethylene plastic, and skylights with daylight sensors help control the energy costs. There's an irrigation system above the roof, which is covered in an engineered roof soil.
Published in Brief: