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Castle Square’s LEED Platinum Renovation Is the US’ Largest Deep Energy Retrofit
Posted By Heather Clark On December 17, 2012 @ 4:50 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments
Originally built in the 1960s, Castle Square  was recently retrofitted into an 192-unit affordable apartment building, making it the US’ largest LEED Platinum  building to receive a Deep Energy Retrofit . The building was transformed with a new R-40 super insulated shell that increased the insulation value of the building by a factor of ten. High efficiency cooling and heating equipment, LED  and CFL lighting, Energy Star appliances, and solar hot water  were also installed to reduce the carbon footprint of the structure. The result is a healthy new building with an an anticipated 72% reduction in energy usage.
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 Castle Square: http://www.castledeepenergy.com/
 LEED Platinum: http://new.usgbc.org/
 Deep Energy Retrofit: http://www.castledeepenergy.com/?page_id=185
 LED: http://inhabitat.com/how-to-switch-your-bulbs-to-leds-to-get-ready-for-the-incandescent-bulb-phase-out/
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