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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

Heliphoto, AHBE, SITES, LEED, BWP, industrial renovation, sustainable rejuvenation, green rooftops, solar power [1]

As part of the international pilot program the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) [2], 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 [3] 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 [4] 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.

+ AHBE [5]

+ Burbank Water and Power [6]

+ SITES [2]

Images courtesy of Heliphoto/AHBE

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/old-burbank-water-facility-transformed-into-californias-first-sustainable-utility-ecocampus/ahbe-ca-ecocampus-heliphoto-ahbe-77/

[2] Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES): http://www.sustainablesites.org/

[3] LEED: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadership_in_Energy_and_Environmental_Design

[4] roof gardens: http://inhabitat.com/the-greenhouse-project-is-a-roof-garden-atop-a-nyc-school/

[5] + AHBE: http://www.ahbe.com

[6] + Burbank Water and Power: http://www.burbankwaterandpower.com

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