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Sunshine, Composting Toilets and Rainwater: Recipe for a Top 10 Green Building

Music and Science Building

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Music and Science Building

Music and Science Building; Hood River, Ore.

The project overview lists the building as a new addition to Hood River Middle School and houses a music room, practice rooms, teacher offices, a science lab and a greenhouse.

"Rainwater collection, stormwater management -- all of which led to 89 percent reduction in potable water use. It also has demonstrated net zero energy performance and one of the better day-lit projects we saw in terms of just really nicely daylight design," an anonymous juror said in a comment on the site. "The student experience is very positive. The honest relationship between the architecture, landscape, nature and the garden -- that's genuine.

Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $2.3 million.

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