We believe that it is greener to retrofit
The facility contains 28,000 square feet of space in an adaptive reuse of a former Coca Cola bottling plant, effectively recycling a derelict structure.
The groundbreaking study, produced by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, titled, The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse, concludes that, “when comparing buildings of equivalent size and function, building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction.”
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Upon completion, the facility will be surrounded by new landscaping, gardens and trees. Rainwater will be recycled for all non-potable uses and eliminate runoff pollution. Compartmentalization of the rental spaces using air sealing technologies improves indoor air quality. High performance white roof membrane and exterior window solar shades reduces cooling costs. Hydronic solar hot water heaters produce domestic hot water and space heating.
Future implementation of solar PV technology will further reduce the carbon footprint. Conveniently located in the downtown of Rocky Mount allows foot access to shops and other resources, further reducing environmental impact.