Building Stone Magazine Fall 2011 : Page 46

While the use of regional stone contributed to LEED Platinum certification, the project’s envi-ronmental innovations went well beyond material choices. Among them, the store is powered by the largest installation of solar panels in Maine. Photo courtesy of Aerial Photography of Maine project’s environmental innovations went well beyond material choices. The super-market is located at the site of the former Cony High School, and 96% of that facil-ity was recycled or reused, with 99% of the school’s contents — desks, furniture, fixtures — also reused or recycled. Addi-tionally, the store is powered by the largest installation of solar panels in Maine, with a 41-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system pro-viding on-site renewable power. Mean-while, water from two geothermal wells, 46 | FALL 2011 — Building Stone Magazine

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