Sustainability Built Into Big Rock Ranch
George Lucas' Big Rock Ranch project required no rooftop equipment for the Frank Lloyd Wright prairie-style architecture, underground parking, no natural gas, a limited supply of well water, no sanitary sewer and the desire for a quiet, invisible and energyeffi cient system at this pristine location. Set in the rural, rolling hills of Marin County, north of San Francisco, a dam was built to create a lake next to which the buildings would nestle. A leach fi eld would be established in the ample surrounding grounds for sanitary waste disposal, and a hill created to hide the project from the road.
Authors: Jeff Blaevoet, P.E., Member ASHRAE
Citation: ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 47, No. 11
Publish Date: November 2005
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