Gallery: American Institute of Architects Announces the Greenest Buildi...

 
This student housing building for the University of California San Diego campus is named after the scientist whose research first alerted the world to the possibility of the human impact on global atmospheric carbon. The building envelope uses thermal mass to buffer temperature changes, minimizes solar gain and naturally ventilates the interior. And the project employs onsite wastewater recycling, a first for the UC system.

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