Louisa's Cooper Vineyards goes green
LEED Platinum wine-tasting building opens at Virginia vineyard.
Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 2:53 PM
Photo courtesy coopervineyards.com
From Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10, Cooper Vineyards
is hosting its grand opening for the LEED Platinum wine tasting room. The building uses geothermal temperature regulation and solar power to clean its energy uses, while incorporating recycled material and captured rainwater to lower its impact.
Of the 7072 LEED certified projects in the United States, a platinum certification is quite rare and impressive, requiring a comprehensive sustainable approach during design, construction and use. Perhaps most importantly, the building will be used to serve for a sustainable venture: to sell local wine. While there are differing opinions as to which kind of booze is best for the planet
, it's clear that Cooper Vineyards gives Virginians a great option. If you're in the neighborhood, be sure to swing by the grand opening on this beautiful weekend.
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