Profiles Oberlin College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center, the United States' first substantially green higher education facility. The building is powered entirely by solar energy, features landscaping with fruit trees and vegetable gardens, and processes all wastewater for reuse in the building or landscape. The author puts the Lewis Center into historical design context and describes the obstacles and successes he encountered in obtaining funding and college approval, interweaving the particulars of the center with thoughts on the larger issues the building process illustrates.
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