Our Green Building


Building Designs

The 11,000 square foot research complex is a high-performance building with an emphasis on energy efficiency, water conservation, use of recycled and sustainable materials, and a safe and healthy working environment.

Sustainable Features and Strategies

We developed a design that places a high priority on minimizing environmental impacts, while also maximizing occumpant comfort and health. Design criteria included the highest possible energy efficiency, an emphais on the use of sustainable materials, and integrated energy production from photovolaics and/or wind.

Construction and Dedication

On April 12, 2004, the Carnegie Institution officially dedicated the new home of the Department of Global Ecology.