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Eco Science Centers

The New Italian Musuem of Science Will Be a Former Factory Gone Green

— January 20, 2011 — Eco
It seems like new and exciting examples of eco-architecture are everywhere these days, and the under-construction Italian Musuem of Science is another promising example.

The Italian Musuem of Science is currently being built on the site of an old Michelin Tire Factory, but in terms of earth-friendly tech, it will be miles ahead of its predecessor. The new museum will employ a host of sustainable features like rainwater collection, solar panels and even geothermal power.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-museums - The rise of museums incorporating eco-friendly technologies and sustainable features for a greener future.
2. Sustainable Architecture - A trend towards environmentally-conscious buildings that incorporate rainwater collection, solar panels, and geothermal power.
3. Factory Retrofitting - Old and abandoned factories are being repurposed into eco-friendly cultural institutions utilizing sustainable technologies.
Industry Implications
1. Green Building - The building and construction industry can explore the opportunities of sustainable architecture and eco-friendly technologies in their projects.
2. Museum and Cultural Institutions - Museums and cultural institutions can adopt sustainable or green technologies for achieving energy-efficient and environmentally conscious behavior without compromising on visitors' experience.
3. Renewable Energy - Renewable energy industry can expand its reach by developing technologies suitable for eco-friendly architectural structures and exhibits of cultural institutions.
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