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NWES' PoweRoof Sets New Bar on Commercial Solar ROI

Power Roof - The Solar Roofing SolutionNew financial model opens traditionally-difficult markets, execs say

Stuart Wiston, President of New Wind Energy Solutions in Nashville, stood atop the roof on Eugenia Ave. in Southeast Nashville and looked out over the expanse of 250 solar panels which now produce power that helps the building owner, CB Ragland, offset their electricity costs. This solar project, however, is unlike any other in Nashville or most of the United States. Besides harnessing energy from the sun, Wiston’s company has found the formula for making a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. become a cash cow instead of an expense pig. “The solar doesn’t just offset costs, it does so much faster than traditional solar – in about half the time. Even without local incentives, it’s usually three to five years,” Wiston said. "That is huge if you are a commercial property owner as it now brings solar into a time frame that makes sense as a business decision.”

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Oak Ridge Becomes Southeast’s First Green Power Community

 

On Monday, the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee becomes the newest member of EPA’s national Green Power Communities initiative. Oak Ridge becomes the first city in the Southeast to take part in the national initiative.

“We applaud the City of Oak Ridge for increasing their use of clean and renewable energy sources,” said Beverly Banister, Director of the Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division at the EPA Southeast regional office in Atlanta. “This is a great example of a community working together to help ensure a cleaner environment for us all.

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Freeman Applegate Partners Opens for Business in Nashville

Freeman Applegate PartnersFreeman Applegate Partners, founded by Bob Freeman and Emily Applegate, is an energy efficiency and sustainability consulting and construction firm, headquartered in Nashville, TN.

The company offers a turnkey solution by identifying ways to cut operational expenditures, performing the construction work, and advising on long-term operations and maintenance planning. The firm also offers creative financing solutions, incorporating the use of specialized energy loans, private equity, tax incentives, and federal and local rebate programs.

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tvsdesign and Partners Help Music City Center Achieve LEED Gold

1.2-million-square foot center consumes 20 percent less energy than other convention centers.

In recognition of its environmentally conscious design, including a beautiful, undulating green roof, Nashville's $598 million, 1.2-million-square-foot Music City Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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