California Acadamy of Science - 'Greenest' Museum

Posted by starstuff on Friday October 10, 2008 4:15pm,UTC
All Things Considered
September 25, 2008
A building heralded as the greenest museum in the world opens Saturday in San Francisco. The California Academy of Sciences features a living green roof with native plants, insulation made from recycled blue jeans and a large canopy of solar energy panels.

Italian architect Renzo Piano tucked the building into the hills of Golden Gate Park in both form and function, the museum fits into the natural world surrounding it.

Wired Science heads back to the California Academy of Sciences to learn about the museum's living roof, which features 1.2 million native California plant species, solar panels and a natural ventilation system.

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