• [ May 22, 2013 ]
    Fairfield, IA

  • Conference: Sustainable Living Center at Maharishi University of Management


Hosted by Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency

May 22, 2013

Fairfield, IA


Already at LEED Gold level and net zero energy, when fully finished our aim is for it to be the first of its kind -  completely off the grid, surpassing LEED platinum, the highest LEED standard, and complying with the Cascadia Living Building Challenge. These are two of the most rigorous certifications for ecologically friendly buildings.

Sustainable Living Center will be a classroom, workshop, and office building to serve the rapidly expanding Sustainable Living degree program at Maharishi University of Management.  A building that utilizes the most practical green building techniques and show cases them through informative displays to students and visitors.

This building goes beyond the usual concept of a green building which is measured primarily in terms of its carbon foot print. The SLC is actually beyond carbon neutral, creating more energy than it uses, but the building also offers much more. A unique feature of the SLC is that it is built in accordance with Vastu. MVA is an ancient system of architecture which uses orientation, precise proportions, and specific placement of rooms. The entrance of the building is to the East to take advantage of the enlivening rays of the early morning sun. Precise proportions are used to connect the built environment with the natural environment. Specific room placement harnesses the different qualities of sun light at different times of the day, to support different types of activity.

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT

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Questions? Contact:

Jeff Beneke
Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency