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Inhabitat: What role will solar energy and daylighting have in design at RTP?

Liz Rooks: We don't have any specific building designs yet for the Mixed-Use Center, but solar has been used more and more extensively by the existing park companies. We have a lot of flat roofs at RTP, and companies are finding they can put solar arrays on top of them. Daylighting is a major aspect of LEED building, and in fact, Fidelity has a major project going on on the the campus previously owned by Nortel. Fidelity is taking a 600,000-square-foot building and cutting a core in the middle of it to open it up for daylighting.

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