Thursday, June 3, 2010


Omega Center For Sustainable Living
BNIW Architects

Location: Rhinebeck, New York

Building trying to achieve LEED platinum as well as the Living Building Challenge guidelines. This building features :
Net zero energy use due to photovoltaic array;

Net zero water use;
High fly-ash content concrete;
Green roof;
Rain gardens;
Automatic windows to vent out hot air;
Recycled content steel throughout;
Closed-loop geothermal heating and cooling;
All construction materials are FSC certified, locally sourced, and do not contain chemicals on the Living Building Challenge’s Red List.

Building's Eco Machine, designed by Living Machine created, will handle around 5 millions gallons of waster annually.

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