Hinesburg, Vt.-based NRG Systems, a manufacturer of wind measurement equipment for the global wind energy industry, celebrated the grand opening of its 60 Riggs Road facility, the newest addition to its green campus.
The 60 Riggs Road facility uses new technology to reduce energy consumption and harmful environmental impacts, while producing much of its electricity with on-site renewable energy.
‘Buildings alone account for nearly half of the greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in the U.S.,’ says David Blittersdorf, founder and co-owner of NRG Systems. ‘As a country, we need to get off the dime and change the way we construct our buildings. We're here to say it's possible.’
The 31,000 square-foot manufacturing and office facility features a super-insulated building envelope, 63 kW of solar photovoltaics, two wood-pellet boilers and a radiant heating and cooling system. According to the company, several innovative design features make the second building even greener than the first. This includes an open-loop, ground-source cooling system that draws water from two 100-foot wells and feeds it through radiant tubing, representing a significant energy savings.
The company plans to seek LEED-gold certification, the same designation it received for its 110 Riggs Road facility.
SOURCE: NRG Systems