I don’t always keep up with architecture news, so forgive me if this is just old news to everyone but me. Apparently, right near my house on Olympic and Robertson, is the nation’s first LEED certified gas station. This gas station known as Helios House was designed by Office dA in Boston and Johnston Marklee Architects in Los Angeles. It uses 90 solar panels and a unique mixture of triangular shaped roof tiles to reflect light into the structure to reduce energy use. The whole structure, now an ARCO gas station (weird) is completely sustainable.

Gonna go and take pictures of this later tonight!

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