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TOUR OF OREGON ZOO EDUCATION CENTER
Thu, April 13, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
Tour this brand new facilities lead by the project architects Opsis Architecture. The Center is located just south of the Zoo Main Gates:
Inspiration to action takes engagement, education, persuasion, and leadership. The design of the bird-friendly and net-zero energy Education Center at the Oregon Zoo responds to the Zoo’s mission to inspire respect for animals and action on behalf of the natural world. The 20,000 SF Center is designed to create a hub of environmental learning and activity to excite and inspire the inner conservationist in visitors, with a special connection to the community’s youth.
The Center is designed for net-zero annual energy use, with passive ventilation cooling strategies, ample daylighting, and aggressive energy efficiency targets. The project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification and LBC Net-Zero Energy certification.
There will be light refreshments and Q&A at the end of the tour.
EDUCATION CENTER IS LOCATED SOUTH OF ZOO ENTRY GATES