UNC Botanical Gardens Visitors Center

I just got back from speaking (for myself and not on behalf of the Sierra Club) to the Chapel Hill Town Council in support of the UNC Botanical Gardens Visitor Center.

This building will likely be the first LEED Platinum building in North Carolina and if approved will include features such as:

-Photovoltaic Panels
-Geothermal Wells
-Rainwater Cisterns
-Clerestory Windows
-Stormwater Retention Ponds

The Botanical Gardens are already one of the jewels of our state, and this building proposal will back up that reputation.

In fact with buildings like this and Greenbridge coming online in Chapel Hill the next few years, I hope the community will be attracting a lot of green tourism as well as site visits from other communities looking to learn from the great things happening here.

Congratulations to the folks at the UNC Botanical Gardens for their vision and commitment.

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