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  • November 25, 2013

    Robinson Nature Center Given 2013 Green/Sustainable Tourism Award

    The LEED Platinum Robinson Nature Center won the Maryland Office of Tourism’s 2013 Green/Sustainable Tourism Award. The award recognizes a state tourism business or destination that has successfully implemented green practices and experienced a positive economic impact associated with those practices.  The GWWO designed nature center features geothermal heating and cooling, a green roof and solar panels that together help to reduce energy use by 30%.  The solar panels have generated enough electricity to save 3,632 gallons of gas, offset more than 165,475 pounds of carbon dioxide, and save over $18,000 in energy cost.  Indoor water efficiency features have enabled the center to save 50% more water than other buildings of comparable size.  The nature center also recycles more than 50 cubic yards of materials each year.