American Institute of Architects Recognizes Top 10 Green Buildings for 2017

The top three winners in 2017 were the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Va., Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass., and Stanford University’s Central Energy Facility in Stanford, Conn.

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California Detention Center Harnesses Solar Power

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Juvenile Detention Center will generate its own electricity when officials flip the switch on a 1.25-acre field of solar panels.

Solar Power Inc., of Roseville, Calif., recently completed work on the 400-kilowatt solar-array installation, which features 2,424 photovoltaic panels manufactured by Sharp Electronics Corporation.

“Our design team was able to develop a system that meets the county board of supervisors economic and environmental goals,” says Steve Kircher, CEO of Solar Power Inc.

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