New building in Pittsburgh scales the heights of green standards

04/12/2012 | Inhabitat

The Phipps Conservatory's Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh was built to the Living Building Challenge's standards and expects to attain LEED Platinum. The center is a net-zero energy and water user and boasts "geothermal, solar and wind sources" that will help it use 80% less energy than an ordinary office building of the same size. The site has a comprehensive water-treatment system and constructed wetlands.

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