For tens of thousands of travelers each year, the Northwest North Carolina Sustainable Visitor Center is a model for low-impact living.
On the Road to Green
32 May 2011 SOLAR TODAY
solartoday.org Copyright © 2011 by the American Solar Energy Society Inc. All rights reserved.
In designing the visitor center’s unique snail-shell spiral geometry, the design team was inspired by snails found on the ground during site selection. This organism seems an apt symbol for sustainability design in that its habitat represents a delicate balance in nature.