Compressors help earn
Atlas Copco’s industrial compressed-air
systems can enable project teams to
earn credits for LEED certification, according to a third-party LEED Accredited
Professional with ABOVE Green LLC.
According to the company, its vari-able-speed-drive compressors offer
about 35 percent energy savings versus
the use of conventional air compressor
systems. When the compressors are
integrated with an energy-recovery system or a carbon zero compressed-air
system, the recovered heat can provide
up to 100 percent of a facility’s hot
The implementation of this technology provides projects with at least
one point in the Innovation in Design
category and increases the number of
points available in the Optimize Energy
Per formance categor y.
TechCity offers tenant guidance on government
TechCity, a hub for cleantech and environmentally oriented businesses in
Kingston, N.Y., has announced a new
guidance and assistance program to
help current and prospective tenants
gain access to the numerous federal,
state, and regional incentive programs
that support growing businesses.
John Cerveny, vice president for
government affairs and director of
the tenant initiative, said, “There is a
clear public interest in helping compa-
nies that create jobs in green industry
sectors, which is why the public sector
has focused its attention on programs
to spur the growth of such companies.
Companies at TechCity have already
been able to benefit from government-
sector investments, which ultimately
benefits the entire community through
the creation of good-paying jobs.”
TechCity is a mixed-use business
campus having 1.6 million sq. ft. of
space for office, technology, industrial,
and commercial users, as well as ad-
ditional shovel-ready sites.
Solar manufacturer to set up
operations in New Mexico
Green2V, a renewable-energy company,
is building a 1 million-sq.-ft. facility in
Rio Rancho, N.M., to house its corporate headquarters and research, development, and manufacturing operations.
The company plans to hire 1,500 workers over the next five years and ultimately plans to build more manufacturing sites around the state and employ
CEO Bill Sheppard, a former executive with computer chip manufacturer
Intel Corp., said his new company has
been studying the renewable-energy
market and sees an opportunity in the
solar industry, similar to that when microprocessors hit the scene in the early
1990s, forever changing computers.
“Green2V will manage every aspect
of the solar-generating installation,
from the sand to produce the wafers for
solar cells to the financing of important
projects,” Sheppard said.