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.
Part of a larger camp, this building is used for programs that instruct Girl Scouts in science.
Natural daylight supplies much of the building's lighting, reducing the amount of electricity needed.
Having a green building is a hands-on way for the Scouts to experience environmentally friendly architecture.
A rainwater harvesting system collects water that is used to flush toilets.