What makes a building green? Rain gardens and “shade shelves”

March 17, 2011 · 0 comments

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Wendy Hughes-Jelen (www.GreenSpacesRealEstate.com, Westside Green Living with Wendy on Facebook) shows viewers two green features of a LEED Platinum rated building in her neighborhood, “High Point Center” built and owned by Neigborhood House, a social service agency serving Seattle Housing Authority residents in the area. Rain gardens help filter and manage roof runoff, and “shade shelves” above windows allow for passive solar gain in the winter but shades windows in summer due to the changing angle of the Sun.

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