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COURTESY OF LORD, AECK & SARGENTBlue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Optimizes Energy PerformanceWith hydronic radiant-heated flooring and a high-efficiency HVAC system with an energy recovery wheel, the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center in Asheville, NC, is a model for energy conservation. Architects at Lord, Aeck & Sargent even used high-tech computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling to analyze the use of low-tech passive solar Trombe walls.

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