Wednesday, march 20, 2013--5:45p.m.
MADISON--Today officials broke ground on a snow removal equipment building at the Dane County Regional Airport.They're saying the new facility will not only help with airport efficiency--by having the necessary snow removal equipment close to where it needs to be--but it'll also be a green building. And no, we're not talking about the structure's color.
We're told it will have a 100 killowatt photovoltaic system; the largest owned by a municipality in the entire state. "It also really fits into the branding of our community, which is sustainability," said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. "It's a community who cares about quality of life and to be the county with the largest solar array of any municipality in the state of Wisconsin really says something about our community and our committment to protecting the environment and operating in a sustainable manner."
We're told the project will have several other environmentally-friendly features. That includes using high recycled materials, water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Parisi says they're hoping to have the facility completed this fall, with Thanksgiving the target for opening day.