VW's Chattanooga plant rated cleanest, most efficient in world

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    [​IMG] From paint shop to faucets, Tennessee factory runs green

    [​IMG]Christine Tierney - DETROITNEWS - December 3, 2011

    Volkswagen AG, like most automakers today, strives to build not only environmentally friendly cars but also environmentally friendly car factories.

    At its new 1,400-acre site in Chattanooga, Tenn., the German automaker has adopted sophisticated technology as well as simple measures to conserve energy and water.

    For instance, it uses rainwater collected on the roof to cool welding equipment and flush toilets.

    The $1 billion plant was rated Thursday as the cleanest and most energy-efficient car-manufacturing site in the world by the U.S. Green Building Council. It awarded the factory with a platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the only auto manufacturing site to receive that honor.

    General Motors Co. has the next-highest-rated auto factory, the gold-certified Lansing Delta Township plant that opened five years ago.

    The Green Building Council, based in Washington... [RM]http://www.detroitnews.com/article/...-rated-cleanest--most-efficient-in-world[/RM]

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