Green Building: Into The Woods

On October 5, The University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum celebrated the dedication of its new Horticulture Center Complex, a 20,840-square foot work space for staff. The building’s design was a collaborative effort between Philadelphia’s M2 Architecture and Andropogen Associates, as well as San Antonio-based Overland Partners. Throughout planning and construction, the focus was on sustainability—the building received LEED Platinum certification. Features include a geothermal heating and cooling system, green roofs, photovoltaic panels and rainwater cisterns.  100 E. Northwestern Ave., 215-247-5777,
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