Gallery: Grimshaw Breaks Ground on the Miami Science Museum Which Will ...

 
The museum has also begun a new program called “Science Stars”, which will bring leading scientists, such as astronomers, physicists, marine biologists, and engineers into the Miami-Dade County Public School System to provide children (K-12) with an opportunity to learn interactively about science in a school-based setting.

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  1. r_krebs March 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Bridgette Meinhold, love the article and especially the photo gallery. I would point out that even though you can have variegated interiors, breezes constructed throughout the building, high performance air conditioning equipment, and use grey water to water the plants…but if the building is not efficiently sealed and insulated its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will show it used more energy in its use phase than a tighter building envelope would. Building sustainability takes into account the building’s entire lifetime “energy footprint” including end-of-life and energy recovery. Building materials such as spray polyurethane foam, SIP’s, extruded polystyrene (XPS), molded polystyrene (EPS) and polyiso-board help prevent interior wall air convection – increasing a wall’s thermal performance, saving energy, green house gases, and homeowner heating and cooling costs.

    Rob Krebs

    American Chemistry Council

    http://www.facebook.com/greenbuildingsolutions

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