Tower of Tomorrow

The Tower of Tomorrow honors one of Ed Lowe’s dreams — to construct a high-rise building at BRV. Although not apparent from its entrance, the building resembles a tower when looking at its rear exterior from the bottom of the hill. The Tower provides nearly 11,000 square feet of meeting space. Opened in late 2010, this facility enables the foundation to host larger groups for its educational programs.

This building also has the distinction of being certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, which encourage good environmental practices and energy conservation. For example, the building features a geothermal heating and air-conditioning system. Recycled materials have been used throughout the building, as well as stone and wood from the foundation’s property.

The foundation used more than 200 tons of stone from its property for Tower of Tomorrow’s retaining walls and landscaping and an additional 65 tons of native stone in columns and fireplaces.
The foundation also harvested lumber from trees on its property for the building, including about 20 trees from the actual construction site.