National Guard building minimizes its impact on environment

07/22/2013 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

A broad combination of conservation and natural energy technologies will give the new $23 million headquarters for the 133rd Engineering Battalion of the Maine Army National Guard a silver rating in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. Passive and active solar heating, rainwater collection and high R ratings for the windows are among the techniques employed to minimize the environmental footprint of the 59,000-square-foot building.

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