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VW goes green

Volkswagen, weight to its slogan of “green green plant, green will seek LEED for its Chattanooga assembly plant.

The would be the South’s first assembly plant and only the nationally to gain the Leadership in and Environmental Design badge, to the U.S. Green Building

“LEED is green, and green is of our image,” said Dieter manager of plant infrastructure for Chattanooga operations.

Tobias the plant’s assistant manager for said the local plant be VW’s greenest assembly worldwide.

“We chose the most efficient and the most environmentally friendly he said.

A General Motors plant in Lansing, Mich. is the other that is LEED according to the Washington, D.C.-based That factory achieved the level in 2006, said Katz with the Council.

to VW, green is a focus companywide, at its $1 billion Chattanooga plant to start production in early

Mr. Schleifer said green save money in the long especially if the efforts are put into during the planning process than installed later.

“One example is energy,” he “If you invest in an energy-efficient plant, will pay back over

Mr. Schmedding said the plant’s fought for the facility to have insulation, and the company’s board the idea.

The plants exterior include six-inch wide wool insulation panels between aluminum, the officials

“This is better than the standard in the U.S.,” Mr. Schmedding

He said the insulation is 35 percent energy efficient that the

Even the plant’s roof is more energy efficient. Mr. said the roof surface is of a white membrane, which reflect the sun, and it is double

During construction of the mammoth 2 facility, the separation and recycling of materials is routine with big spaced around the plant, the said.

“We made every responsible for this,” Mr. Schleifer adding that at least 75 of construction waste is to be recycled.


A key environmental effort will the plant’s paint shop, the said.

Mr. Schmedding said in addition to using green-friendly paint, VW will paint using two steps rather the typical three. He said the will save energy but high-quality standards.

Additionally, Mr. said the paint shop use a dry filtration process rather one which is water based.

you get wet paint sludge,” said Mr. “With the change to dry, you get a dry

Inside the plant, VW is using of florescent light tubes are 20 percent more efficient standard ones, said Mr.

At the plant’s offices, VW will energy efficient LED lighting at desks, he said. In addition, will be placed to provide lighting in the administrative area, Mr. said.

LED lighting also illuminate the parking lots the plant.

“They’re very so there is no light pollution,” Mr. said.

Plant windows be double-paned and hold a special on the inside to reduce heat, Mr. said.

“It’s a little bit sunglasses,” he said.

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