Eco-Friendly Museum opening back home!

So I am beginning to wonder if my newly acquired tree-hugging is really a consequence of something in the water out West. Jokes aside- San Francisco has a new $484 million (yes, they help the environment AND the economy) eco-friendly structure that is the largest building to be qualify for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by Renzo Piano, an Italian architect who first imagined the living rooftop that has 50k biodegradable trays if coconut husks layered on top of each other to keep plants in place used for ventilation and insulation. Museum goers are treated to a variety of eco-aspects: a planetarium, rain forest with free-flying birds, a natural history museum, coral reef with 4,000 fish and an aquarium filled with saltwater from the Pacific Ocean. Pretty nifty if you ask me!

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