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Siemens Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Facility wins LEED Gold Certification

19 Sep 2011 (Last Updated September 19th, 2011 18:30)

Siemens Energy has won LEED Gold Certification for its wind turbine nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, US. The 300,000ft² facility incorporates sustainable features including insulation resulting in minimal heat loss in the winter and minimal air-conditioning (AC) loss

Siemens Energy has won LEED Gold Certification for its wind turbine nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, US.

The 300,000ft² facility incorporates sustainable features including insulation resulting in minimal heat loss in the winter and minimal air-conditioning (AC) loss in the summer, no CFC or HCFC refrigerants are used in the AC systems and intelligent water management, which saves 48.7% more water than the Energy Policy Act baseline.

In addition, the facility incorporates daylight provided through skylights in 75% of occupied areas, and utilisation of low-emitting materials in sealants, adhesives, paints, carpet, wood and finishes.

The plant opened in December 2010 facilitated by Siemens Real Estate; Gray Construction handled the construction.