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In 2009 we photographed the Girl Scouts' Science and Technology Lodge in Hockessin, Delaware for Re:Vision Architecture and S C & A Construction. This building was the first to qualify for Platinum LEED certification in the state of Delaware. LEED or "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" is a certification process for green buildings, with Platinum being the highest ranking.

In this time of rising energy costs and stress on the environment, LEED certified buildings are a way to create more sustainable structures.

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Part of a larger camp, this building is used for programs that instruct Girl Scouts in science.

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Natural daylight supplies much of the building's lighting, reducing the amount of electricity needed.

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Having a green building is a hands-on way for the Scouts to experience environmentally friendly architecture.

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A rainwater harvesting system collects water that is used to flush toilets.

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