24 Sep '14, 6pm
#Luiis_3x ] How The Clark Art Institute’s Renovation Saved a Whopping 1,000,000 Gallons of Wa... [ #Luispokel ]
Working together, the design team created a cohesive sustainability strategy to reduce energy and water use. The new Clark Center is aiming for LEED Silver certification and features green roofs, dimmable lighting systems, recycled content and local materials, as well as geothermal heating and cooling. Rainwater is collected throughout the entire campus then stored in reservoirs, a reflecting pool and tanks for use onsite for irrigation, toilet flushing and the cooling tower. Water runoff and stormwater is virtually eliminated and either utilized by the Institute or absorbed via the landscape. The landscape is a critical element of the overall strategy to manage and reduce water use by 1,000,000 fewer gallons of water annually or 25 percent from before the center was built.