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.
Learn more about Leadership in Energy and Enviromental Design (LEED)
Did You Know?
Phoebe Yates Pember worked at Chimborazo Hospital as a matron, caring for the sick and wounded. Her memoirs, A Southern Woman’s Story are still in print and are considered to be among the finest pieces of Civil War literature.