Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Good Green: C'mon in Naples, FL

I recently revisited C'mon, The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples in Florida. (http://www.cmon.org/) I'd had a hard-hat tour of the green building when it was under construction and wanted to see the post-opening version.

They have a long list of environmentally-sustainable choices: solar, sun shades, some green roofs, water capture, recycled materials, and lots of outdoor spaces.

Here's a shot of the rainwater capture approach: water off the first roof runs into two rain barrels on the second roof. They slow the rate of flow to the plants on the green roof that otherwise could carry away the planting medium.

Roof water runs off to rain barrels, then
flows through irrigation tubes to the planted roof
Looks like a work of art, don't you think?

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