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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 [6]

As part of the international pilot program the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) [7], 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 [8] 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 [9] 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 [3]

+ Burbank Water and Power [4]

+ SITES [7]

Images courtesy of Heliphoto/AHBE


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[3] AHBE: http://www.ahbe.com

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

[5] solar power: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-power/

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

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

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

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

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