The Walking Mountain Science Center in Avon, Colorado, US, is planning to construct a new four-building campus using sustainable techniques.
The campus is being designed by architecture firms Zehren & Associates and Mithun.
The building’s green design features include a high efficiency, airtight building envelope with minimal thermal breaks within the roof, walls and foundation.
The campus features three-stage radiant heating features a solar thermal system, a ground-source heat pump and a 95% efficient boiler, to achieve energy efficiency and limit fossil fuel usage.
The wooden exterior of the buildings is made from Colorado harvested, beetle-kill pine and low VOC coating, which highlights the durability and beauty of pine.
The building is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council.