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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 involve the plant’s paint the officials said.

Mr. Schmedding said that in to using green-friendly water-based VW will paint autos two steps rather than the three. He said the move save energy but maintain standards.

Additionally, Mr. Schleifer the paint shop will use a dry process rather than one is water based.

“Usually, you get wet sludge,” said Mr. Schmedding. the change to dry, you get a dry powder.”

the plant, VW is using thousands of light tubes which are 20 more efficient than ones, said Mr. Schleifer.

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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