Omega, BNIM Architects, and John Todd Ecological Design Celebrate Grand Opening of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living Slated to be First Green Building to Achieve Both LEED® Platinum and Living Building Challenge™ Certification RHINEBECK, NY Omega Institute held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm to celebrating the Grand Opening of the much anticipated Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), an award-winning green building designed by Kansas City-based BNIM Architects, renowned for sustainable design. The OCSL is a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility and environmental education center that brings together wastewater recycling, clean energy, green architecture, and other sustainability elements that can be replicated locally and globally. The OCSL will provide sustainability education for students of all ages, including professionals, policy makers, developers, and the 23000 visitors that attend Omegas programs every year. The celebration includes keynote remarks from Omegas leadership and notable speakers such as: Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx and president of The Majora Carter Group; Dr. John Todd, founder of John Todd Ecological Design and designer of the Eco-Machine™, a central component of the OCSL; and Tara Sullivan, executive director of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission. Those attending the event will also have an opportunity to tour the OCSL. Hi, I am Natasha Pelak, and you are ...

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