The Eco-Domes -Phase II in 2003

The WATER Foundation has announced that their award-winning Eco-Domes conservation showcase would be opening a newly remodeled and expanded Conservation Technologies Resource Center as part ofPhase II of its construction in 2003.

Brainerd, Minnesota – October 14, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The WATER Foundation has announced that their award-winning Eco-Domes conservation showcase would be opening a newly remodeled and expanded Conservation Technologies Resource Center as part of Phase II of its construction in 2003. In the initial Phase of the Eco-Domes project, the building was equipped with a PV system, a 4.5 kW wind turbine and two geothermal heating and cooling systems. In addition, there are more than two dozen other technologies and construction processes featured which conserve energy on an ongoing basis, such as compact fluorescent lighting, composting toilet systems, insulated permanent wood foundation, radiant in-floor heating, efficient windows/doors, passive solar thermal systems, underground walk-in geothermal cold storage dome, native building materials usage, and many types of recycled building materials. Phase II of the Eco-Domes project offers a more expansive conservation technologies showcase including several dozen interactive kiosks with accompanying functional technology displays, an expanded Web resource section, on-going guided technology tours and many new types of technology in operation at the popular showcase near Brainerd, Minnesota. Some of the new technologies planned are: solar shingles and solar metal roof systems; a new 20 kW wind turbine; solar thermal heating system; solar thermal snow-melt system; hydrogen fuel cell system and many other improvements. The mission of The WATER Foundation is to teach, design, construct, install and service conservation technologies.

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