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Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into California’s First Sustainable Utility EcoCampus
Posted By Helen Morgan On January 30, 2012 @ 11:47 am In Architecture,gallery,green roof | No Comments
As part of the international pilot program the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) , which seeks to rejuvenate 150 projects, BWP’s EcoCampus is so far the only scheme underway that bridges the gap between industry and efficiency. AHBE, the LA-based firm commissioned for the project, is known specifically for landscape architecture that links industry with ecology.
As part of the renovation, California’s LEED  Platinum warehouse, one of the buildings located on the EcoCampus, has been returned to its former glory as an Art Deco design. The roof gardens  sound equally impressive, consisting of three green rooftop areas to help reduce a ‘heat island effect’ and act as a means of channeling and filtering storm water.
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Images courtesy of Heliphoto/AHBE
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URLs in this post:
 AHBE: http://www.ahbe.com
 Burbank Water and Power: http://www.burbankwaterandpower.com
 solar power: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-power/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/old-burbank-water-facility-transformed-into-californias-first-sustainable-utility-ecocampus/ahbe-ca-ecocampus-heliphoto-ahbe-77/
 Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES): http://www.sustainablesites.org/
 LEED: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadership_in_Energy_and_Environmental_Design
 roof gardens: http://inhabitat.com/the-greenhouse-project-is-a-roof-garden-atop-a-nyc-school/
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