Sustainable Building Design, Operation, and Maintenance
The newest building in the Park is the auto shop, a project that was built upon Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles for new construction. Skylights and solar-powered security lights reduce energy consumption. Solar heating tubes on the roof power heating coils in the shop floor and reduce the need for extra heating in winter. Low- flow and waterless restroom facilities reduce water consumption, and the building's steel structure is very easy to recycle and fabricate into new items.
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Did You Know?
The Confederate government hired slave labor from all around Virginia. The slaves helped build earthen fortifications for the protection of Richmond; the government paid the slaves' owners for their work.