Omega's OCSL - A Living Building { 44 images } Created 18 Oct 2010

Omega's Center for Sustainable Living ()CSL) one of only two green buildings in the world to be certified as a "Living Building" by The International Living Building Institute.

The OCSL supplies all of its energy needs through geothermal heating and cooling, and photovoltaic power. The center's 4,500-square-foot greenhouse contains a living water filtration system - the Eco Machine(TM) - that uses plants, bacteria, algae, snails, and fungi to recycle Omega's waste-water (5 million gallons annually) into clean water that is used to restore the aquifer.

Shown in photos 7-11, and 31-43 is Robert "Skip" Bakus, Omega's CEO, who developed the pioneering project.
Also shown in photos 9-11 and 29 is Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Building Institute.
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