High-recycled content building and finish materials
Super-insulated building envelope
Rain gardens and examples of urban conservation practices are incorporated outside of the building.
Located east of the new Catholic High School, the community Conservation office was constructed on a city-owned property south of Gans Road. The previous office locations of the Missouri Department of Conservation did not meet their needs due to their age and designs. The Conservation Department wished to consolidate their two facilities into one to make their Columbia operations more efficient, consolidate research and management, and save them money over the long term.
The project incorporates a 1/3 mile discovery trail through the site that includes learning stations that inform the user about the design practices utilized for storm water conservation, general conservation practices and other natural features of the site.