Oasis on the Turnpike

Under Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, food and retail provider Areas USA is working with Zyscovich Architects to green seven turnpike service plazas to meet LEED Silver benchmarks.

Sustainable attributes under considertion on the renovation of three existing service plazas and the design of four new stops include clerestory windows and skylights for more natural light, as well as alternative power sources such as wind turbines.

Landscaping options in the new service plaza designs include indigenous plants to help save water, while structural choices include native stone, tile and wood to help achieve regional materials LEED credits.

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