The items below provide a preliminary list of the types of things being considered. Practical items are expected to be incorporated in the final design.

  • Capturing rain water for on site irrigation.
  • Review/modification of the conservation efforts in the existing facility (i.e.; replacing lights to energy efficient fixtures/bulbs)
  • Replacement of existing vehicles with electric/hybrid vehicles
  • Evaluation of using bio fuels at the existing facility
  • Evaluation of photovoltaic (PV) cells on the new and existing facility

USPowerGen will explore what types of green building techniques and renewable energy methods can be practically incorporated into the plant design. Some of the items we are reviewing include:

  • Green planted spaces around the facility
  • Incorporating vegetation to mitigate potential visual and noise effects
  • Laying out the facility to minimize bulk
  • Selecting colors that blend into the area