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Newsminer: Denali Park’s new Eielson Visitor Center is a marvel of ‘green’ engineering

From the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer June 30, 08

Paula and George Hatchman rode a shuttle bus into Denali National Park this month. When the bus driver announced their arrival at the new Eielson Visitor Center, they wondered if he was joking.

“You wouldn’t even know it was here,” said the visitor from Australia. “It just blends with the environment.”

… The $9.2 million facility is a shining example of sustainability, as measured by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.

The building is the first National Park Service structure to receive a platinum award under this rating system. (The Denali National Park Visitor Center, at the park entrance, received a LEED Silver Certificate in 2005.)

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