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Whirlpool plant aims for LEED Gold

Whirlpool is aiming for a first with its $120 million new plant in Cleveland, Tenn.

The plant's construction is on track to receive LEED Gold certification -- the second-highest rating in the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system. It would be the first Whirlpool manufacturing plant in the country to be LEED certified, writes Mike Pare of the Chattanooga daily Times Free Press.

Dicky Walters, plant leader for Whirlpool's Cleveland division, said in the article building plans include using natural lighting significantly, roofing material reflecting solar energy rather than absorbing it, and water-efficient fixtures.

Read the full story "Whirlpool plant going up" at the Times Free Press
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