Nice profile on Cedar Rapids’ Amazing Place building at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Tech Republic.
Here’s a clip:
“Nature, science, and facts are non-partisan,” said Indian Creek Nature Center executive director John Myers. “Technology is an extension of nature. The two not only interoperate, tech and the environment complement each other.”
Science and technology are also good for business. The Indian Creek Nature Center (ICNC) is Iowa’s only private nonprofit nature center. The organization’s headquarters and new Amazing Space “living building” is an energy NetZero facility nestled in a grove of oak trees on the edge of a sloping prairie dotted with both wildflowers and solar panels. The new building is a 12,000-square-foot environmental education center, Myers explained, and is “under certification by the International Living Future Institute to become a Living Building. This certification is far beyond LEED standards and focuses on truly sustainable practices that restore, not degrade the environment.”