Adhesives & Sealants Headlines / Green Products/Applications

Siemens Wind Turbine Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

September 23, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

Siemens Energy’s recently opened wind turbine nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson, KS, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for its environmentally responsible design and efficient operating systems. The 300,000-sq-ft facility is Siemens’ first LEED Gold-certified production facility in the U.S., as well as the first LEED Gold new construction/industrial site in the state.

“On behalf of the State of Kansas, I am pleased to offer my congratulations to Siemens Energy on this tremendous achievement,” said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. “This is yet another example of the private sector and the state’s workforce leading the way to do what’s best for both the Kansas economy and the environment.”

“With our portfolio of products and services that produce and support demand for clean, renewable energy, LEED certification was very important to Siemens as we built this new nacelle facility in Hutchinson,” said Kevin Hazel, head of Siemens Energy’s Americas Wind Power supply chain management. “We are honored to receive this recognition and feel that it stands for our commitment to sustainable, energy-efficient technologies as both a user and a producer.”

Siemens Real Estate facilitated the project and Gray Construction handled construction. The plant opened in December 2010 and produces nacelles for the company’s 2.3-MW and 3.0-MW wind power turbines. The nacelle is the structure at the top of a wind turbine tower that houses the components converting the blades’ rotation into electricity. The factory achieved LEED Gold certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.

For more information, visit www.siemens.com/energy.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI December 2014 cover

2014 December

The annual Buyers' Guide is here! You won't want to miss this.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Bonding Plastics

Are you involved in bonding plastics or other difficult-to-bond substrates?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ADHESIVES STORE

handbook-sealant-tech.gif
Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.