ROBERT J. KOBET, AIA, LEED Faculty, CEO - Green Project Library

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Pine Jog Elementary School
2008
West Palm Beach, Florida
USA, North America

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
2008
West Palm Beach, Florida
USA, North America

Minimum Energy Building Olympic Village
2008
Beijing,
China, Asia

Pittsburgh Children's Museum
2004
Pittsburgh, PA
US, North America

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
2002
Pittsburgh, PA
USA, North America

Pittsburgh Glass Center
2001
Pittsburgh, PA
USA, North America

CCI Center
1999
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Central European Linkages Project (CELP)
1998
Czech Republic and Poland, Europe

Three Sisters Bioshelter
1988
Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Beechwood Farms Nature Center
1988
Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Filmtronics Incorporated
1981
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Three Sisters Bioshelter

Client: Darrell Frey

Size: 9000 Square Feet


Since 1989 Three Sisters Farm has been growing and marketing organic produce from their bioshelter(solar greenhouse)and gardens. Principles of Permaculture Design are used to guide farm development as an ecological system.

The Bioshelter at Three Sisters Farm is a year round organic garden,compost facility, chicken house, potting room, kitchen and storage barn in one. The indoor garden is managed as an ecosystem. Based on work by the New Alchemy Institute in Massachusetts and other solar greenhouses, the bioshelter acts as the heart of Three Sisters Farm is a state of the art ecostructure. Services offered include consultation on solar greenhouse design, construction and management.

Built in 1988 with funding assistance from The Pennsylvania Energy Office and ultimately with funds from a federal lawsuit to recover oil overcharges, the bioshelter is well integrated into the landscape and serves as a teaching center for regional courses in permaculture design. It is also an extension of the Slippery Rock University Master of Science in Sustainable Systems Program.

 


Water Garden Spiral Herb Garden Three Sisters Bioshelter Southwest Elevation Bioshelter Interior


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