RenewAire Opens LEED Facility To Promote Green Buildings

November 18, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
MADISON, Wis. - RenewAire LLC recently moved to a new office and manufacturing facility. The new facility was designed with a commitment to having the building certified under the US Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program.

"LEED matches the core values this company has held since its founding," said RenewAire's president Chuck Gates. "We believe LEED will be a major market driver for growing energy recovery ventilator (ERV) sales."

The LEED certification program is a voluntary program that awards points for superior energy efficiency and green building practices. In total, the RenewAire facility is expected to earn approximately 35 points out of the 69 maximum possible points and earn a Silver Certification, the first in Madison, Wis., according to the company. The extra cost is currently estimated to be $1/sq ft with an expected payback period of one to two years.

Many products and design features contribute to certification. Some of these include: day lighting, multistage high efficiency artificial lighting, sealed combustion radiant heat, 14-SEER CFC and HCFC-free (no chlorine) air conditioning, recycled soda bottle carpeting, corn-based office dividers, and wheat straw board cabinets. RenewAire ribbon-cutting ceremony ribbon cutters (pictured above from left to right) are Gates, Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz, and Keiichi Hasegawa of Mitsubishi Electric in Japan.

A LEED fact sheet is available at the RenewAire Web site

Publication date: 11/21/2005

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts


NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con