Green Building Project


President’s Message

The Science of Sustainability

In 2010, Orlando Science Center embarked on a major retrofit of its facility to help lead the community by example in the use of sustainable technologies. The “Green Building” project consists of four primary elements: a new HVAC system, a lighting upgrade, a full roof replacement, and installation of a 45Kw solar power system.

These changes produced a significant reduction in energy consumption and served as the cornerstone for our LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certification. We are grateful to the City of Orlando and Orange County who assisted in securing federal stimulus dollars and to the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Council, OUC the Reliable One and Darden Environmental Trust for significant grants towards this project. Many thanks also go to our project partners Irvine Mechanical and Azur Solar.

Orlando Science Center is a great place to explain science concepts in a fun way, but we also serve as a powerful community forum to promote how we can all use science and technology to make our world better.

JoAnn Newman
President and CEO


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