Churchill McGee transformed the originally housed heating and cooling facility into an education, visitor and tourist center for the more than 60,000 people visiting the Capitol campus each year. The new facility is adjacent to the ornate Executive Mansion and across the street from the Capitol in Frankfort Kentucky. Located on the roof of the building, which overlooks part of the Kentucky River valley, is large solar thermal panels and solar photovoltaic cells that produce energy for the building and others on the campus. In addition it includes a system to collect rain water for use of the center's grey water, wind turbine measuring 6 feet in diameter and rooftop garden. The building is “green” as represented by its front stairway. Tiles and insulation, in the building, were made from recycled material. The whole idea of the project was to “lead by example,” said Kentucky first lady Beshear.