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NYC butterfly sanctuary façade doubles as a biome

The Monarch Sanctuary or Lepidoptera terrarium will be eight stories of new commercial space in New York City. The building will mostly contain retail and office areas, but central to its purpose is a semi-porous breeding ground, waystation, and sanctuary for the at-risk species of the North American monarch butterfly.

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The passive path to zero energy

Scientific research, best practice guidelines, and certification systems can help design/construction professionals sidestep building failures while delivering high-performance buildings. When inexpensive solar panels are added to the mix, buildings that produce as much energy as they use are actually within reach.

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