The library employed several sustainable practices with special attention being paid on the choice of the site for development and reduction of water and energy consumption. It features new water fixtures that has reduced water consumption by almost 48%. The renovated library has high-performance windows and energy-efficient lighting that reduce energy consumption by 23%.
The windows and skylight bring in natural light into the facility which enables the building to reduce its dependence on electricity. The building has high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. These initiatives, in addition to reducing the building’s footprint on the nature, also assist it to keep its utility bills low.
Boulder Liquor Mart Gets Energy Efficiency Upgrade with a 46kW Solar PV system
Douglass Colony Group will design and install the 46kW Solar World mono-crystalline system, roof mount racking system, and a new, energy efficient white TPO roof. All products (modules, inverters, electrical gear, etc) were made in the USA and 10% of the project will be locally sourced in Colorado.
The Liquor Mart store is an old barn that has been upgraded over the years for energy efficiency. Modifications over years have included compressors, insulation, lighting, and the recycling of all cardboard materials, which is quite a bit. All fleet delivery vans run on CNG (compressed natural gas). Perhaps most impressively, 100% of all power is supplied via wind power. In fact, Liquor Mart is the 13th largest subscriber to wind power in Colorado.