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Historic Toledo Museum of Art Goes Off Grid

Historic Toledo Museum of Art Goes Off Grid
Historic Toledo Museum of Art Goes Off Grid, Toledo Museum of Art; Courtesy of Flickr User Kevin Marsh, Licensed via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Toledo Museum of Art; Courtesy of Flickr User Kevin Marsh, Licensed via Creative Commons

The 101-year old historic building that houses the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio has gone off grid, reports Candace Pearson of Architectural Record. Through a series of upgrades that began in the early ‘90s,  including covering 60% of the roof with solar panels, the Toledo Museum has gone from purchasing 700,000 kW of electricity a month to returning energy back to the grid - making it an exemplar of adaptability and sustainability in century-old public buildings. Find out how they did it at Architectural Record.

Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "Historic Toledo Museum of Art Goes Off Grid" 25 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/406585/toledo-museum-of-art-achieves-energy-independence/>