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Deciding What Sustainability Principles Can Be Incorporated into the Design

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Paul Bierman-Lytle, a professor at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, walks us through the Dandelion Fountain Enclosure Project his 3rd year Architecture students are working on.  The goal of the project was to provide an enclosure for the notable Dandelion Fountain, as well as optimize the views in the park.  He discusses the site and climate constraints as well as the historical and economic value of the site.

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One of the owner's program requirements specifically stated that they want to see the entire park in this neighborhood achieve LEED neighborhood development certification. So, in order to achieve that, we would actually have to have some of the buildings in the project represent some sustainability principles. So one of the things we'd be looking at would be the energy systems for this entire park.

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