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Living Buildings

When I went to the environmental speech on Thursday at Clowes Hall, There was a discussion about living buildings. I was surprised to find to that the LEED Platinum buildings were not 100% environmentally friendly. The discussion continued to say that the living buildings were environmentally friendly and sustained the local population because there were features such as water filtration and recyclable renewable sources of building materials. This got me thinking that if we can get these living buildings as the new standard on the LEED scale then maybe more people will strive for this standard. One thing that disturbed me was how many windows that a living building had. I thought this would cause a higher amount of bird strikes per window which is contrary to Lights Out Indy.

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