At Glacier, we realize that the easiest way to move towards sustainability is to commit to it from the start. When creating new buildings, we recognize the environmental impact of each developmental stage, from energy usage to native landscaping. Apgar Visitor Center is a testament to that. When it was built in 2007, the Visitor Center gained LEED Gold Certification, an official recognition by the U.S. Green Building Council that attests to a building's environmental sustainability.
Facilities in Glacier
Some of the many features that helped Apgar Visitor Center earn LEED certification:
Sustainable Facility Management
Although we have a lot of big projects focused on saving energy and reducing our footprint, we also realize that many of the little things count too. Here are some of the upgrades we address when remodeling facilities here at the park:
These upgrades add up and help us reduce energy needs for heating, cooling and electricity.