Aquarium of the Pacific
Watershed Exhibit and Classroom Building
Long Beach, CA
Cost: $1.5 Million
Completed: July 2008
Watershed is TG’s fourth Platinum LEED Project. It is the first carbon-neutral building of any aquarium in the nation and the first to receive the highest LEED certification in Long Beach. The area serves as an example of alternative energy use, sustainable design, and water conservation and reuse. The new development uses solar panels designed with eco-friendly materials and water-saving native plants, and relies on its gray water to irrigate its “green” roof, which results in myriad environmental benefits such as reducing storm water runoff.