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Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Construction has begun on the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation in the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park in Alberta.

The Lakeside Leader reports that the centre will “will be constructed according to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system that awards points for green building construction.

The centre will be heated by a geothermal heat pump, use composting toilets, use 30 per cent less water than traditional buildings of the same size, capture rainwater for 60 per cent of potable water needs and use environmentally friendly construction materials.”

Over 6000 square feet in size, the centre will include a lab, research library and offices for staff, volunteers and visiting educators and researchers.

The centre is expected to open in the spring of 2006.

read the full story in the Lakeside Leader.

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