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Sep 2012


Drought-tolerant Landscaping at the Packard Foundation Building

By Charley Pow, Volunteer – GreenTown Los Altos Like many areas of California, our annual rainfall of 15 inches doesn’t meet our water needs.   Half or more of our residential water is used for landscaping.  Addressing this need, the landscaping at the new LEED Platinum Packard building shows how to conserve water and ...

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Jun 2012


LEED Platinum Packard Foundation Building: An Inspiration!

The property will generate 100% of its energy requirements and will harvest 100% of the rainwater that falls on it. These characteristics, among other design elements, are what has earned the Packard headquarters a platinum level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation by the U.S. Green Building Council. It ...

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