The 'green' nature of One Cool Blow

For hist latest architecture column, The Post and Courier's Robert Behre has swung by one of Charleston's newest "green" developments: One Cool Blow.

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Behre writes, in part:
The buildings' sustainable features include large windows that bathe the inside with natural light, a planted roof that will help keep the building cool, a special parking surface that absorbs rainwater and smaller touches such as a recycling center and bike racks.

The other architectural goals were to use precast concrete panels and to create something that fits into this different part of the city, a long-neglected area defined largely by one-story industrial buildings.

Read more stories on this subject in our One Cool Blow topic page.It's an interesting column, and the photo gallery is nice, too.

So, go read the story, and check out the photos -- and, maybe check out the development's Web site.

Oh, and the development takes its name from the historic “Cool Blow Village” in the City’s East Central neighborhood.