Downtown Raleigh Sustainability Self-Guided Walking Tour

Last Modified: January 31, 2012
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Walking Tour Map
Walking Tour Map

Raleigh residents and employees curious about the recent efforts made to make Raleigh "green" are encouraged to take the approximately 2-mile, one-hour, self-guided walking tour of Downtown Raleigh. The tour begins and ends at the Raleigh Convention Center at 500 S. Salisbury Street.

Start the Sustainability Walking Tour

The LEED-Silver certified building features numerous sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting systems, light sensors, and low-flow plumbing devices while making use of recycled and reclaimed materials and energy-efficient LED lighting.

The tour features sustainability concepts such as:

  • protecting the natural environment
  • employing local labor and local materials
  • repurposed architecture and construction
  • access to health and nutrition
  • the use of greenways and open spaces
  • renewable energy

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