Gallery: Solar-Powered Audubon Center Restores Nearby River and Immerse...

The Rio Salado Audubon Center is more than just a pretty visitors center. It's actually part of a massive restoration project along the Rio Salado river corridor funded by the City of Phoenix and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Audubon Center, designed by Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio, serves as the focal point of the habitat restoration and immerses its visitors into the surrounding landscape and educating them on river ecosystems. Half of the center is powered by a rooftop solar system and an onsite waste-water recycling system for landscape irrigation, plus the center achieved a LEED Platinum certification.

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