A new model is emerging for forward-looking cultural buildings that inspire and transform campuses and communities.

Balancing functional needs with concerns about the environment, these highly sustainable approaches bring together applied research in advanced materials and systems – including bioclimatic technologies, which allow for buildings designed to thrive in their local climate – to benefit the owners and operators of diverse institutions, such as museums and universities.

Armed with this know-how, universities and institutions can create cultural buildings and museums that make more energy than they use; recycle their own water, air and waste; and completely eliminate their carbon dioxide emissions – in some cases, even pulling greenhouse gases directly out of the air.

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