Case Studies & Cocktails at Liberty Wildlife
Join us at our next casual talk and tour with architect Phil Weddle, co-founder of Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio, and mingle with like-minded professionals over wine, beer, and snacks!
Liberty Wildlife’s new campus transformed a former sand and gravel pit into an innovative environmental facility with a restored riparian habitat. Located in south Phoenix on the banks of the Rio Salado habitat, the campus continues the transformation of heavily industrialized sites along the river into a community gathering space. The new campus demonstrates Liberty Wildlife’s commitment to environmental leadership with a LEED Platinum certification.
Energy efficiency is a strong feature of the design with energy models showing the facility operating 87 percent more energy efficient than baseline models. The 80.4kW roof-mounted PV array provides an estimated 80% of the annual energy demand. Water conservation strategies include 28,000 gallon cisterns that capture approximately 90,000 gallons of rainwater annually for irrigation. This and other water conservation strategies have resulted in a 63 percent reduction in potable water needs.
Continuing education: Earn 0.5 GBCI CE
- Study the transformation of the brownfield site along the south bank of the Rio Salado into an innovative environmental facility with a restored riparian habitat.
- Identify water conservation strategies including the construction of 28,000 gallon cisterns that capture rainwater for landscape irrigation and wetland habitat development.
- Identify energy conservation strategies as well as renewable energy strategies that enabled the facility to operate more efficiently than baseline models.
- Highlight environmental education programs and wildlife rehabilitation programs provided by Liberty Wildlife.
Refreshments will be provided after the tour.
Thank you to our host and in-kind sponsor: Liberty Wildlife! Liberty Wildlife’s mission is to nurture the nature of Arizona through wildlife rehabilitation, natural history education and conservation services to the community.