Sustainability All the Way

by the Park District of Oak Park, IL for the TLG 2018 Case Study program

Dec 5, 2017

The Park District of Oak Park (PDOP) built a LEED Platinum environmental education center that has solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, a green roof, triple glazed exterior windows, LED lighting, grey water re-use system that uses rain harvesting for toilet flushing and irrigation, urban timber re-use, porous pavers and a super-insulated envelope. This building is targeted for Net-Zero energy and contains all storm water on site. The center was built as a teaching tool for our residents and we provide programming for pre-school age children all the way through our senior population. This is a rare government building and its ours!

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