Highlands Center for Natural History

The James Learning Center, Highlands Center for Natural History, a 4,250 square foot facility, is the first LEED-GOLD certified building in Yavapai County. It uses a photovoltaic stand-alone system, which operates entirely off the electrical grid and employs passive heating and cooling, and harvests rainwater. It uses vine-shaded arbors and breezes to cool, sunlight and concrete to heat and an innovative roof design to water its sustainable landscape.