Future Generations Goes for Green Headquarters

A U.S. organization is operating from its new international headquarters that replies 100 percent on renewables to provide energy.

FRANKLIN, West Virginia, US, 2001-10-16 [SolarAccess.com] A U.S. organization is operating from its new international headquarters that replies 100 percent on the wind and sun to provide energy. Future Generations works in conservation and community development from the heights of Mount Everest to the gorges of the Brahmaputra. Programs cover the world’s two largest nations, China and India, as well as on a national scale throughout Peru. Its new international HQ is located at 3,600 feet on North Mountain in Franklin, West Virginia. The facility is designed to connect with the group’s values on sustainability and energy efficiency, and uses technological innovations with local resources. The building shell is an innovative polyurethane stress-skin panel with high insulation values. The windows are triple-pane and argon-filled, and the lights are energy-efficient fluorescent. Heat rises from hot water pumped through tubing based in the concrete, heated by a boiler connecting to solar panels on the roof. A wind generator is being installed. The office integrates state-of-the-art design with traditional timber-frame architecture using local materials.
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