Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Natural light is harnessed by the fiberglass skin to provide clear internal light while blocking thermal and UV rays. The light through the skin and long sun hours decreases the need for electric lighting, but when needed, low-energy Zumtobel LED lights that create focused internal light when needed and ambient external lighting as programmed for the placemaking goals. The canvas sun sails also create natural shade on the service area.
The laminated veneer lumber used in the supportive buttress “ribs” structure are made from sustainable forests and completely recyclable.
Chi-Osk’s wood-alternative decking is made from recycled material and is completely recyclable.