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Earth Rangers Centre: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

The 63,000 ft2 building includes an animal habitat area and was toured by approximately 8,600 students and others in 2012.

Lincoln Heritage Public Library Chrisney Branch: Chrisney, IN

The small town of Chrisney, Ind., turned to net zero to overcome financial hurdles and realize the residents’ dream of building a library. The town lost its high school in the 1970s and then its highway due to an expansion and rerouting, and hoped a library would stem the tide of decline. For five years, the small, simple library has served as a source of pride for this shrinking town, providing a resource for information and a community gathering place while producing more electricity than it consumes.

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: Grand Junction, CO

Historic preservation and net zero energy performance may seem like opposing goals.

Sandy High School: Sandy, OR

Fresh air and sunlight permeate Sandy High School, while the school's location on a preserved wooded site provides easy access to and expansive views of the natural surroundings.

Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Boothbay, ME

Visitors come to the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens' Bosarge Family Education Center to improve their green thumbs, hear a concert or to celebrate a wedding.

Richardsville Elementary School: Richardsville, KY

How would using today's LED technology change the classroom design of Richardsville (Ky.) Elementary, the nation's first net zero energy school?

Toledo Museum of Art: Toledo, OH

At first glance, the Toledo Museum of Art, graced by its 101-year-old Greek Ionic façade, looks like any typical art museum.

Center for Applied Energy Research Renewable Energy Laboratory: Lexington, KY

The Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky is on the leading edge of laboratory design, implementing multiple strategies never used ...

McCormick Distribution Center: Belcamp, MD

When McCormick & Company wanted to reduce its environmental impact and energy bills, the facility team sought to improve the energy efficiency of its distribution center in Belcamp, Md.

Waterloo Regional Police Investigative Services Building: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

This Canadian police facility demonstrates how innovative sustainable design can significantly reduce energy use and costs while incorporating the security and design requirements ...

Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building: Hood River, OR

Before construction of the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building, music students practiced in an old bus barn outbuilding and science students conducted experiments in a lab with outdated equipment.

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Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Support Facility: Golden, CO

When the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) decided to move 800 staff out of leased space into a new office building on its Golden, Colo., campus, it used that opportunity to build a living lab for best practices in net zero energy performance based on DOE and NREL research.

Four Seasons Produce: Ephrata, PA

The cold storage facility was the first warehouse to earn the ENERGY STAR and reduced its annual energy use by 25% over four years.

Omega Center for Sustainable Living: Rhinebeck, NY

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living in upstate New York decided to build a wastewater treatment system to mitigate its impact on the tributary system ...

Sustainable Urban Science Center: Philadelphia, PA

The Sustainable Urban Science Center, a classroom/lab building that is part of a Quaker school in Philadelphia, is designed with the goal of capturing students' interest ...

Kiowa County Schools: Greensburg, KS

After a two-mile wide tornado plowed through Greensburg, Kan., in 2007, the town and school district committed to rebuilding a model green community ...

University of La Reunion's ENERPOS: Saint-Pierre, La Reunion, France

A classroom and office building on the French island of La Reunion, near Madagascar, demonstrates that sustainable design saves significant energy while providing ...

Sweetwater Creek State Park Visitor Center: Lithia Springs, GA

Before entering a 2,549-acre conservation park, visitors are welcomed by a center that, through sustainable design, contributes to the park's purpose of protecting nature.

Indian Springs Discovery Center: White Lake, MI

Revealing the thriving ecosystem that exists below the water's surface is the purpose of Indian Springs Metropark's Environmental Discovery Center.
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