Green Building

North Carolina visitor center features green technology, spectacular views

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 09:40

The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center in Ashville, North Carolina, is nestled along the mountain highway that cuts through the state. Along with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, the structure includes comfortable technology like LED lighting and a radiant heating system, according to Stark Insider.

The news source reported that the building is LEED certified due to its use of sustainable and green technology, a fitting designation for a structure located in the heart of the North Carolina mountains.

According to Stark Insider, the sustainable technology isn't the only thing that makes the building comfortable, as the friendly people who run the visitor center will be happy to help with directions, suggestions for viewing areas and a taste of southern hospitality.

The news source reported that the heating system provides a comfortable and subtle warmth in the building for a nice break along the road.

A radiant heating system is able to provide a subtle source of heat due to the fact that the technology doesn't require the use of radiators, air ducts or heating vents.