The Crissy Center

Sponsored by the National Park Conservation Association


Center’s New Wind Turbines, Car Charger Boost Energy Research, Educate Youth

San Francisco, CA: The Crissy Field Center—an urban environmental education center at East Beach in the Presidio—is unveiling on Wednesday, February 15, the final pieces to its suite of sustainable technologies: five state-of-the-art wind turbines and an electric car charging station. With these additions, this facility is on track to attain LEED Platinum certification—making it one of the greenest buildings in America’s national parks.

The Center—a partnership project of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Presidio Trust—is housed in a 7,500 square foot interim building that includes classrooms and learning labs for schoolchildren and youth, as well as the Beach Hut Café, which is open to the public. With features like maximized natural lighting and recycled construction materials, the entire facility is a showcase of environmentally savvy design.

The new turbines and charging station—in addition to one of the most advanced building monitoring systems in the country—will provide invaluable data to the nascent field of renewable energy and help educate community members and young people about the latest sustainability solutions.

To read the complete article on the Golden Gates National Park Conservancy website, click here.