Hey, that is great news, but I was under the impression from media interviews with Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin that Alaska was not all that interested in the green living given their dependence on fossil fuels to fuel the state government.
But planners still aren’t exactly sure what will be built at the site. CCHRC and UAF officials will work together throughout the winter on design plans for the structures, working to incorporate renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biomass with innovative approaches toward gray-water recycling and waste management. Construction on the project is expected to begin next April.
Warning to UAF planners - make certain you know what you want to build at the site, and more importantly, that the stuff to build it has been invented or you might find your project grounded just like the Oregon Sustainability Center when it was discovered that some of the proposed building materials did not yet exist.