VanDusen Botanical Garden opens in Vancouver

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The brand new VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, Canada, has opened to the public. The green building was designed by firm Perkins+Will, and includes green features like a lush green roof and towering solar chimney, which exhausts hot air. The botanical centre has green features above and beyond most current day buildings and is striving for net-zero emissions and the Living Building Challenge — the most stringent measurement of sustainability in the built environment.