Photo Courtesy of Oberlin College
This solar-powered building has earned national acclaim as a showcase for green building technologies and operating systems. Photovoltaic panels on the center's roof and parking pavilion capture renewable energy from the sun and south-facing windows allow for passive solar heating. Indoors, a specially engineered wetland called the Living Machine purifies non-potable wastewater for reuse in toilets and the landscape. Flows of energy and cycling of materials are monitored and displayed by a sophisticated system (150+ sensors) that gives real-time feedback, teaching about sustainability in the built environment.
One of the greatest experiences of my life! The CMPL department is fantastic! The only shortcomings were that the language variety was not as significant as it could have been at Oberlin - there certainly were not enough non-Romance language translations and few in classical languages either.
It was great!
Thanks to everyone who came out! It was an all-around great time! The movie was inspiring, and the food was AMAZING!
It was very interesting, I could not stay for the discussion, it is a shame !
Just on thing : it was REALLY too cold in the conference room... It is a bit weird to have air conditionning in the winter, especially in the ECOLOGY and ENVIRONMENT building for an evening about SUSTAINABLE meat... : )
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