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Video Tour: The Ultimate ‘Green’ Building

Here’s a quick, fun guide to environmental engineering.

This video by Channel One News, an online news source for teens, explores the California Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco and its signature fully planted roof. It looks closely at the four-story interior rainforest and explains the engineering behind the temperature control system that keeps this part of the museum at a tropical 85 degrees and the rest at a comfortable 75 degrees. An interview with museum’s environmental engineer is included, along with advice on how students can prepare to pursue an environmental engineering career.

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