Bloomfield, CT, July 19, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- The historic Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill Redevelopment project in Redding Connecticut will be designed, constructed and renovated using the latest in "green technology." The project aims to be one of the first developments to be LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as an entire community. Stephen Soler, president of Georgetown Land Development and the developer spent some time with buildingctgreen.com staff discussing its green aspects.
In the Q & A, Soler, a socially conscious developer, discusses bringing together all community stakeholders to create what he terms “a village”. The end result will make better use of the community’s infrastructure. Soler also explains how the project will embrace pedestrians with wide side walks and biking and walking trails.
In addition, Soler’s interview discusses the projects funding and most notably the Green Building and Sustainable Design designation from the US Treasury. The designation allows the Georgetown Taxing District to issue up to $72.5 Million in Tax Exempt Bonds for the development.
Besides having a mix of residential and commercial buildings and a performing arts center, the town center will also have a new police station and a new train station. All buildings, new or renovated, will incorporate state-of-the-art technology and design, as well as energy-efficient systems such as photovoltaics and green roofs where applicable.
The plan also calls for reinstalling the turbine on the site's 18-foot waterfall that powered the wire mill for many years. The resulting hydroelectric dam will provide electricity for one of the commercial buildings.
A fuel cell will generate clean electric power. The heat from the fuel cell's generation of electricity will be utilized for other buildings-for example, to heat the pool at the health club facility.
To read the Q and A go to buildingctgreen.com