Take a tour of the world's greenest museum

Take a tour of the world's greenest museum The historic California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has re-opened for business and is being called the 'greenest museum' in the world. Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Aaron Pope, the manager of sustainability programs at the Academy about the energy efficient technologies they're using to reduce costs including a solar installation and a natural ventilation system. He also discusses how the museum is marketing its 'green' innovations to attract more visitors. The strategy is working, the museum is averaging 43,000 visitors a week, which is 60 percent better than initial projections.

The historic California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has re-opened for business and is being called the 'greenest museum' in the world. Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Aaron Pope, the manager of sustainability programs at the Academy about the energy efficient technologies they're using to reduce costs including a solar installation and a natural ventilation system. He also discusses how the museum is marketing its 'green' innovations to attract more visitors. The strategy is working, the museum is averaging 43,000 visitors a week, which is 60 percent better than initial projections.

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