I am personally very interested in Green, LEED certified buildings so after reading the Apollo Alliance and saw what
In the past couple of decades,
The building has the following features:
- Glazed Thermal Buffer Wall
- Garden Roof
- Water Harvesting
These three elements are all interconnected as they assist in reducing heating costs through various methods. The glazed thermal buffer wall is a double glass plane that has air buffering the inside of it from heat gain or loss. It also allows for natural light penetration. While the glass sides help decrease heat gain on the side of the building, the roof garden prevents heat gain at the top. The roof garden is watered by the water harvesting units which helps decrease water expenses.
The city believed that it would be a good idea to make the community center sustainable so that the entire community is touched by an environmentally friendly atmosphere. This hopefully spreads to the rest of the community and people will begin enacting these sustainable measures in their own homes.
Often it is a problem getting the public involved which is why