29 Dec '16, 5pm
New net-zero Frick Environment Center in Pittsburgh uses PV and ground-source heat pumps
The underrated and fabulous city of <a href="http://inhabitat.com/tag/pittsburgh" target="_blank">Pittsburgh</a> is about to become even better, thanks to a beautiful new building designed to meet the toughest green standards in the world. The city’s net zero-energy <a href="http://www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-environmental-center" target="_blank">Frick Environmental Center</a> (FEC) will soon be unveiled to the public for the first time in a celebration next month. Designed by renowned architecture firm <a href="http://inhabitat.com/tag/bohlin-cywinski-jackson" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a>, FEC is the world’s first municipally owned, free and public Living Building Challenge targeted facility that’s also engineered to meet LEED Platinum standards.