Lightning Protection is Beautiful

Lightning rods can be almost invisible. Yet look closely, and you will find them on-guard protecting buildings, property, and lives. Additional information about lightning protection is at www.ecle.biz.
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Architecture students learn, in part, by studying the building in which they study. They can get a good lesson in lightning protection from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) building on the campus of Kent State University.

Architecture students learn, in part, by studying the building in which they study. They can get a good lesson in lightning protection from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) building on the campus of Kent State University.

200+ Years of Continuous Lightning Protection  The mast on top of the Maryland State House has served as an air terminal (lightning rod) for more than two centuries.

Years of Continuous Lightning Protection The mast on top of the Maryland State House has served as an air terminal (lightning rod) for more than two centuries.

The John W. Olver Transit Center in Franklin, MA wants to make sure its buses keep moving, even during thunderstorms. So of course their new building has lightning protection.

Olver Transit Center in Franklin, MA wants to make sure its buses keep moving, even during thunderstorms. So of course their new building has lightning protection.

Drinking and Lightning Don't Mix.  Alcohol is flammable. Whiskey and other spirits are even explosive when in gaseous form. The new Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Baltimore had to follow the stringent guidelines in NFPA 780 for lightning protection of facilities with explosion hazards.

Drinking and Lightning Don't Mix. Alcohol is flammable. Whiskey and other spirits are even explosive when in gaseous form. The new Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Baltimore had to follow the stringent guidelines in NFPA 780 for lightning protection of facilities with explosion hazards.

Veterans protect the country. Now, lightning protection systems protect the vets at the new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center, designed by NBBJ.

Hospital design is evolving to withstand worsening storms and rising tides.

Wood Innovation & Design Centre UNBC - Prince George, British Columbia	 was the tallest modern timber building in the world when it was built. It is lightning protected, of course.

The Wood Innovation Design Centre (WIDC) serves as a gathering place for researchers, academics, and design professionals generating ideas for innovative use.

The University of Miami Patricia Frost Music Studios is LEED Platinum Certified. Performers there can enjoy thunderous applause without worry about thunderous weather.

Top LEED-certified coastal destinations for the summer

The stadium is now known as Amalie Arena. Isn't nice to know that while you watch the Tampa Bay Lightning win another hockey game, attendees are protected from lightning.

The stadium is now known as Amalie Arena. Isn't nice to know that while you watch the Tampa Bay Lightning win another hockey game, attendees are protected from lightning.

Buildings are teaching tools. So when the University of Alabama at Huntsville built its Severe Weather Institute – Radar and Lightning Laboratories (SWIRLL) building, they made sure it was equipped with a state-of-the-art lightning protection system.  The project is LEED Silver certified.

Buildings are teaching tools. So when the University of Alabama at Huntsville built its Severe Weather Institute – Radar and Lightning Laboratories (SWIRLL) building, they made sure it was equipped with a state-of-the-art lightning protection system. The project is LEED Silver certified.

The BP Center for High Performance Computing, designed by HOK, won an AIA Design Award. It is relies on high performance lightning protection.

The BP Center for High Performance Computing, designed by HOK, won an AIA Design Award. It is relies on high performance lightning protection.

New Balance Headquarters in Boston elegantly integrates a lightning protection system into its facade.  Design by Elkus Manfredi Architects.

New Balance Headquarters in Boston elegantly integrates a lightning protection system into its facade. Design by Elkus Manfredi Architects.

The US Military stands on guard against all threats, including lightning. Picture shows Homestead Airforce Base.

The US Military stands on guard against all threats, including lightning. Picture shows Homestead Airforce Base.

The Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing at Bowie State University and designed by Perkins + Will prominently display's its lightning protection air terminals.

The Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing at Bowie State University and designed by Perkins + Will prominently display's its lightning protection air terminals.

This impressive structure, the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, with state of the art lightning protection, won the prestigious Living Building Challenge for sustainability.  Designed by Bruner/Cott Architects.  Image credit: Robert Benson Photography.

Image 48 of 51 from gallery of AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of Photograph by Robert Benson Photography

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