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While fossil fuels are often perceived as part of the sustainability problem, this gas station/C-store sets new standards as part of the solution. It
uses not one, but several energy features that are rare in retail, particularly
among C-stores. A geothermal heating and cooling system provides thermal comfort at negligible operating costs. In addition to reducing cooling
needs inside the store, a green roof absorbs water runoff and helps improve
water quality in the surrounding area. On the remainder of the roof, solar
panels not only provide all of the store’s energy, but also feed excess energy
to the local grid. LED lighting throughout further reduces energy needs. The
systems work in harmony to create net-zero energy use.
Casework/Consulting Chevron ExtraMile San Ramon, CA
Design Eco Roofs Everywhere Portland, OR
Electrical/Lighting Dyna Flow Portland, OR
Electrical/Lighting/Exterior Signage/Green Power
Mascott Equipment Portland, OR
Electrical/Lighting/Green Power DPI Solar Portland, OR
General Contracting Meng-Hannan Construction Portland, OR
Green Power Total Energy Concepts Portland, OR
Green Power/Lighting Energy Trust of Oregon Portland, OR
Green Power/Refrigeration Imperial Manufacturing Portland, OR
Refrigeration/Refrigeration Engineering Commercial Refrigeration Inc.
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