GWWO Architects recently designed and built the first nature center facility in Howard County, MD. The main objective of the new center is to bring people together with nature, to learn, to experience nature and the environment around them, and to promote an ethic of stewardship of the land. The Robinson Nature Center achieved LEED Platinum certification—the highest level of LEED certification from the USGBC. Key sustainable features include: —FSC-Certified & Reclaimed Wood —Geothermal Heating & Cooling —Green Roof —Pervious Paving —Low-emitting Materials —Daylighting —Locally Produced Materials The center was designed as a teaching tool to promote the Robinson Nature Center mission of sustainability, and throughout the building there are narratives and explanations integrated into the design to educate visitors about the extensive green technologies used. For more details and images of JMS Central, visit ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.
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