In the modern era, sustainable living has to be a priority if we care about our planet. Laguna Beach is thronged with architecture that defines sustainable living at its best as it has long embraced the environmentalist movement. The latest addition to the Laguna Beach is the Susi Q Senior and Community Center.
It is not just about the ‘obvious’ contemporary space with clean lines, there are sustainable design elements which can be used as a benchmark for other architectural structures.
Natural daylight is ensured using skylights and solar tubes. There are operable aluminum-clad windows and water efficiency is warranted using drip irrigation and water efficient fixtures.
Most of the building material used is recycled content and 75% of the construction waste has been recycled back again. Cooling is an important factor in islands and therefore the heat island reduction is done using cool roofs.
Looks like a lovely place, isn’t it? [via Jetsongreen]