Bridgette Meinhold

ecoPark in Malibu Gets Approval to Build Eco Education Center

by , 09/21/10

ecoPark, malibu, eco park, eco learning center, douglas busch, green design, sustainable architecture

Wind art sculptures around the property generate power to provide landscape lighting. A Koi and turtle rescue pond will serve as wildlife restoration and bio fertilizer, saltwater ponds will grow algae for biofuel and organic gardens will grow produce. The gym will generate energy from the exercise machines and the nearby pool is heated with solar power.

The buildings will be constructed according to Passive House standards and feature living walls, green roofs, native landscaping, solar power, solar hot water and rainwater collection systems. Solar ovens will be used to demonstrate alternative cooking near the pool and organic waste will be composted on site. A demonstration prefab house called the safeHAUS will also be constructed on site from reused shipping containers. Besides learning about the green buildings and technologies, visitors can also hike on the trails around the park.

If this project receives funding and the support it needs, the ecoPark will be an incredibly impressive project and definitely worth a visit.

+ ecoTech Design Studio

+ Busch Design

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