Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center design team wins award

September 8, 2008, 2:34 pm
The National Park Service recently presented its 2007 Environmental Achievement Awards to two parks and two concession companies that incorporated high environmental standards into their operations. The Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Design Team won an award for the new Destination Center that features an innovative passive solar heating and cooling system, a green roof to assist with cooling, and day-lighting to minimize the use of electrical lights. The park hopes to lower energy costs by forty percent in the first year.