Awards for the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center
The Bill and Jean lane Education Center at Edgewood Park has been awarded a Sustainable San Mateo County Green Building Honors Award for a public project. The recognition is very rewarding because at the Center green design was part of the action plan, not an afterthought.
In granting the award the Jurors' commented: For a public project to reclaim and repurpose so many items from other public projects is impressive. The design team involved the community throughout the design process from selecting the building site to the the choice of reclaimed tiles in the restrooms and even for the design of the future native plant garden. The center is sensitively sited at the location of a previous residence, and all existing trees were retained. The building features attractive daylighting of the exhibits, natural ventilation, and an 8 KW photovoltaic system.
See a video (YouTube) detailing the center's green features.