Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2019

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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Conclusion The Center was certified through the "Living Building Challenge" by the International Living Futures Institute, which is a global, nonprofit green building certification program and sustainable design framework that works to lessen climate change through building programs. The project also achieved LEED Platinum status. CBF's principles were embraced in the selection, programming, design and construction of the site. The project set the standard for sustainability even after new stormwater legislation was set in Virginia. Today, it continues to serve as an example of responsible sustainable design on the east coast. Team List Landscape Architect – WPL Civil Engineer – WPL Architect – SmithGroup JJR Mechanical Engineer – SmithGroup JJR Electrical Engineer – SmithGroup JJR Geotech – Engineering and Testing Services, Inc. (ETS) Top, Right: With no walls or blockades to prevent the rise of the tide, and with absorbent, sandy soil, the bay endures the natural flow of the ocean with no flooding problems. Bottom, Right: The site captures, stores and uses only as much water as inhabitants need and use during the course of a year, maintaining net-zero water consumption. This is accomplished through the storing and reusing of rainwater for hand washing, etc. All graywater and additional rainwater runs through a biofiltration system. January 2019 41

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