Omega Center for Sustainable Living - Rhinebeck, NY

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The OCSL is an environmental education center and natural water reclamation facility built to meet the highest standards currently available in sustainable architecture. It is the first green building in the United States to achieve both LEED® Platinum and Living Building Challenge™ certification.

Reclaimed/Reuse Materials:

Toilet Partitions – from office building remodel

Douglas Fir Trimwork - from warehouse deconstruction project

Dimensional Lumber – from Obama’s 2008 Inauguration stage material (2x material and plywood)

Plywood material - from a roofing deconstruction project

Mushroom Board Siding – from regional mushroom farm

Doors - from office building and schools

Material Fact Sheet: Here

Project Details


Omega Center for Sustainable Living


BNIM Architects


Omega Institute


Sember Construction


Rhinebeck, NY