29 Apr '11, 5pm

Mormons Open Second Solar Building

Mormons Open Second Solar Building

Mormons building green? Aren’t they a particularly conservative lot? Well, yes… but not only does the Church have a fairly long history of applying conservation principles to their buildings , but they also recognize that efficient building standards and renewable power mean long-term cost savings. The Farmington meetinghouse, for instance, produced $5000 in utility savings in its first year. Jared Doxey, director of architecture, engineering and construction for the Church, believes that the savings trend will continue: ”As the price of solar goes down, which it’s projected to continue to go down, and as utility rates continue to go up, the viability of solar will become stronger and stronger… It’s definitely is a technology we will be using in the future.”

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/solar-building-mormons/

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