Media Category: Coastal Maine Botanical Garden
The building was designed to fit within it’s natural environment.
The building was Maine’s first Net-Zero, LEED Platinum institutional building and careful consideration was given to rainwater collection.
Careful consideration was given to the siting of the building to take advantage of sun angles for greatest efficiency.
The large meeting and exhibit spaces are used for events in the garden.
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Skylights and rainwater collection are all part of the energy use reduction strategy.
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Large windows and skylights take advantage of natural daylighting to lower power consumption.
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85% of the wood used in the project was certified as sustainably harvested.
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The lobby features skylights to take advantage of natural daylighting and highlight the natural building elements.