Wolken Educational Center
“This is probably the most sustainable commercial building in California. It is largely energy independent, non-toxic and built with a high degree of sustainable materials.”
Statement by the San Francisco Institute of Architecture (SFIA) 2006
“Environmental learning takes place everywhere at Hidden Villa. The farm, the wilderness areas and even the buildings have much to teach us.”
Beth Ross- Executive Director
GREEN BUILDING FEATURES:
-Passive solar design for natural ventilation, passive heating and cooling and daylighting.
-Straw bale construction to conserve resources and divert waste.
–Pre-plumbed for greywater use in native, drought tolerant, turf-free landscaping.
–Green non-toxis materials and finishes.
-Solar Electric photovoltaic system for clean & renewable electricity production.
-Countertops made of recycled newspaper, soybean resin and sunflower hulls. Recycled glass tiles.
Client: Wolken Education Center
Completion: November 2006
Project Type: Office and conference facilities for environmental education.
Architects: Ken Haggard, Polly Cooper
Straw bale construction with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified scissor trusses.
Pre-plumbed for greywater use in native, drought tolerant, turf-free landscaping.
Green non-toxis materials and finishes.
Solar electric photovoltaic system for clean & renewable electricity production.
Countertops made of recycled newspaper, soybean resin and sunflower hulls.
Recycled glass tiles.
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