Have you ever seen a what is under the rainforest? Don't worry just go to the last floor!! The new Academy building in the Golden Gate Park has a 4 storey Rainforest.In the Top floor you can see the birds and butterflies in the Tree branches,zoom down to the last floor and watch the roots in water along with the piranhas above your head.
The building designed by Renzo Piano has a 2.5 acre living roof has1.7 million native plants.Apart from the 4-storey rainforest,there is also an aquarium, a planetarium and the natural history museum.
Mr.Piano says '"This museum has always worked on three levels - displaying the collection, educating the public, researching the science. The spirit of this new building is to announce and enforce this complexity of function."
Lined with photovoltaic cells and recycled denim as insulation it is a true green building.Visitors even get a discount if they took public transport to the park.
It will be wise thing to bring in more green elements even in building ordinary buildings like homes,offices etc.If you are about to build your home or design a building check out the green options available to you which can be incorporated in the new building.As for the existing ones,switch to power saving bulbs atleast.