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Photo by Jim Roberts
Exterior of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Easton Collection Center. According to MNA Director Robert Bruenig, the building was purposely constructed to have “an east-facing entrance to greet the sun every morning; a circular shape to invoke the cycles of life; and connections to the natural world with its living roof, appropriate use of day-lighting, local materials whenever possible, and views of the sacred San Francisco Peaks from both inside the building and out.”

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MNA collections center built 'green to the core'

Easton Collection Center exceeds LEED certification requirements

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - When the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff began planning for its new collection center, it wanted to make sure to reach for the highest standards in which to house its fragile collections, while reducing the costs of running the new building. "We had a commitment from the very beginning to make this building green to the core," MNA Director Robert Breunig stated. And green to the core it is.