December 14, 2011 – Forrester Construction‘s Robinson Nature Center has won a Green Building Project Award in the new Construction Category. Some of the criteria used for selection included the project’s innovative and sustainable strategies, as well as community impact.
The Robinson Nature Center is a new 25,000 SF, LEED Platinum modern nature center with customary indoor exhibits and displays, along with outdoor interpretive trails. The three-story center is nestled into a hillside and was designed from the very beginning with energy conservation and sustainability in mind. As a result, it is on track to becoming one of only three LEED Certified Platinum buildings in the State of Maryland.
In addition to a main exhibit room with many interactive and multisensory exhibits for all ages, the Center has a large Discovery Room specifically designed for children’s activities with many hands-on exhibits and activities to capture their attention and educate them about their natural environment. The facility also includes an auditorium with seating for 150 people; classrooms / meeting rooms; a 50-seat NatureSphere, which is a state-of-the-art digital domed nature planetarium; and a balcony and green rooftop for outdoor nature viewing.
This project will be honored at USGBC MD’s Annual WinterGreen Awards program on Thursday January 26, 2012 at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, MD.
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