Pittsburgh's greenest building opens to public

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:34 AM Written by 

Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 11.52.54 AMThere's nothing like it anywhere in the world and we have it here in Pittsburgh. The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens opened its doors to the public today. 

And while a visit to the Phipps is always a great adventure, the new center offers education and research programs, showcasing Pennsylvania green design. Totally self-sustainable, visitors will explore numerous forms of renewable energy from solar panels to geothermal wells and wind turbine. 

Plan on spending the day exploring the green rooftop which features native plants along with a great view of Oakland, the new lagoon, rain garden and wetlands. 

“The CSL was created to act as a model for how we can all work together with nature to make our communities healthier, safer and more supportive of life,” says Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini. “It will also give our guests the opportunity to see just how beautiful and practical green can be, and we are very excited to share this inspiring new space with Pittsburghers in the days to come.” 

And just think this is all included in the price of admission to the Phipps, one of Pittsburgh's great bargains has just gotten even better and greener. 

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