Renewable & Solar Energy

When renewable technologies are applied appropriately, 100 percent of needed energy can come from wind, water, and solar power. Solar collection can be used for generating electricity, but also for heating and lighting. Solar power is stored in specialized batteries and is complementary to wind energy, which tends to reach its highest production at night. Installing renewable energy solutions also adds value to the building, and most systems pay for themselves within a few years of installation.

The LEED certification program sets out to achieve sustainable construction within their guidelines to create environments dedicated to energy efficiency and comfort. Passive design principles, environmental technologies, and material recycling promise to bring down costs in all aspects of construction and maintenance while lowering utility costs into the future. Buildings designed for energy efficiency promise to utilize the latest technology.

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