Siemens Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Facility wins LEED Gold Certification
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Siemens Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Facility wins LEED Gold Certification

19 Sep 2011

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.