31 Aug '15, 2pm

Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning

As a demonstration tool for protecting the watershed, the pavilion treats all wastewater and stormwater on-site through swales and a constructed wetland. The filtered water is then reused in the kitchen and bathroom sinks or returned to the native prairie landscape. The building generates all of its energy needs through rooftop photovoltaic panels. The pavilion was completed in spring 2014 and is currently undergoing Living Building evaluation. If certification were granted following the one-year performance evaluation, which ends in October 2015, the Josey pavilion would be the first Living Building in Texas.

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