The development of WINGSPAN is rapidly growing and coming to an end, and in recent years the program has been surpassing its goals. Despite all these technological advances, GSP has continuously kept long-term sustainability in mind and truly strives to put the “Green” back into Greenville. They have been environmentally conscious in more ways than one throughout the renovation process.
One of the first phases of the North Wing construction started with the closing of the Short Term Parking Lot. In order to create more space, they creatively found a way to put its natural resources back into the development process. While it would have been easier to send the trees to a landfill, WINGSPAN had to make the most of the roots GSP was built on. The 26 historic trees that stood in the lot were processed into lumber and repurposed in architectural woodwork renovation designs. Thanks to the Upstate’s local businesses and lumber companies, each step of the process was energy efficient and no remaining parts of the trees were wasted.
To learn more details about the harvesting process of GSP’s historical trees, check out a previous post!