NCDOT WILKES COUNTY REST AREA AND NORTHWEST NC VISITOR CENTER
Location: North Wilkesboro, NC
10,500 SF New Construction
Completion: October 2009
LEED Gold Certified

•Energy-efficient building envelope
•Daylighting in visitor hall and restrooms
•Geothermal cooling and heating w/ heat recovery ventilation
•Solar domestic hot water
•Photovoltaics
•Constructed wetlands and bioswales
•Rainwater reuse for toilet flushing
•Drought-tolerant landscaping
•Dark-sky compliant site lighting

The Northwest North Carolina Visitor Center operates continuously, servicing over 500 travelers per day. The associated high energy and water demands mean that NC DOT greatly benefits from Innovative Design's sustainable building practices.

Key sustainable design strategies include:
"People think DOT's color is either yellow from our trucks or orange from construction cones. Today, DOT has a new color, GREEN!"
Eugene A. Conti, Jr., NC DOT Secretary,
At the opening ceremony
To see real-time monitoring of the building:
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FEATURED PROJECTS
850 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 I Tel. 919.832.6303 Fax. 919.832.3339
The Northwest North Carolina Visitor Center was awarded the 2011 Environmental Excellence Award by the Federal Highway Administration.
Wayne Community College
Wake Tech Community College
NC State University
City of Raleigh
Mecklenburg County
Chattanooga Convention Center
Camp Durant Municipal Park
Clayton Town Hall
Raleigh Police Substation
Selma Police/Fire Station
Wake County Animal Shelter
Wake County Office Building
Campbell University
OTHER PROJECTS
NC Department of Transportation