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The Helios House is a "gas station in "Los Angeles, located on "Olympic Boulevard. It is designed as a "green station with special features and is considered to be the "station of the future." It is the first gas station in the United States to be submitted for "LEED certification.[1][2][3]

The gas station was designed by Office dA in Boston and Johnston Marklee Architects in Los Angeles.[4] The architects were hired by "Ogilvy & Mather, led by "Brian Collins. The purpose of the design was to reinvent the gas station.[5]

The station's roof is designed of triangles made from recycled "stainless steel and contains "cacti and 90 "solar panels.[6] This reduces the energy consumption of the station by 16%.[7] The station's roof is drought tolerant and collects water for irrigation.[8]

Built in 2007, it is seen as a Los Angeles landmark. It started out selling "BP branded gasoline, but in 2010 switched to "ARCO.


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  1. ^ McCann, Sarah More (July 10, 2008). "BP creates a greener place to pump gas". The Christian Science Monitor. 
  2. ^ Douglass, Elizabeth (February 23, 2007). "Paradox at the pump: BP touts new gas station as eco-friendly". Amarillo Globe-News. 
  3. ^ Gibson, David. The wayfinding handbook: information design for public places. p. 71. 
  4. ^ http://www.architectmagazine.com/architects/office-da.aspx
  5. ^ Stone, Terry Lee. Managing the Design Process Implementing Design: An Essential Manual for the ... pp. 33–34. 
  6. ^ Kossovsky, Nir. Mission: Intangible: Managing Risk and Reputation to Create Enterprise Value. p. 132. 
  7. ^ Jodidio, Philip. Architecture and Automobiles. Los Angeles. p. 98. 
  8. ^ Sokol, David (August 10, 2007). "Green Gas Stations: Pit stops dishing out biofuel and ethanol are adopting sustainable architecture to show they're green through and through". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on May 19, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/power_station/power_station_us/STAGING/local_assets/downloads/greencurvestation.pdf

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