San Luis Obispo
Botanical Garden Education Center
“This newly completed straw bale structure is an artistic blend of sustainable features and functions providing an eco-friendly atmosphere. Guests will be captured by the beauty of this building and the natural garden setting,”
– SLO Botanical Gardens
GREEN BUILDING FEATURES INCLUDE:
-Passive solar design for natural ventilation, passive heating and cooling and daylighting.
-Straw bale construction with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified scissor trusses.
-Pre-plumbed for rainwater use in native, drought tolerant, turf-free landscaping.
-Green non-toxic materials and finishes.
-Solar electric photovoltaic system for clean & renewable electricity production.
-Recycled content materials for finishes and insulation.
-State of the art wastewater treatment system includes constructed wetlands and training facilities.
Client: San Luis Obispo
Project Type: Assembly & Institutional
Architects: Ken Haggard, Polly Cooper
USGBC, LEED Registered
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