22 Aug '11, 3pm

Greenroofs.com Projects - Duke University #Ocean #Conservation Center (OCC): @greenroofs

Greenroofs.com Projects - Duke University #Ocean #Conservation Center (OCC): @greenroofs

The Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center (OCC) is located in Beaufort, North Carolina, at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. The building was designed by the office of Frank Harmon Architect PA and is a stellar example of merging the built structure with the site. The 5,600-square-foot center, which houses a lecture hall, teaching laboratory and commons area, was dedicated in November 2006. It uses geothermal pumps for heating and cooling, solar panels for hot water, and photovoltaic rooftop panels to convert sunlight into electricity. Local building materials, such as yellow southern pine and Atlantic white cedar and recycled wood, are used throughout the structure. In 2008, the Repass Center was awarded the Gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, and in 2009 was awarded a Green Building Wood Design Award from WoodWorks, a nonprofit coo...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1155

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