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All Things Green as ASU Featured in ARC Report PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 18 March 2011 06:28

An Appalachian Regional Commission report called “Green Schools and Sustainability in Appalachia,” and copies of that report were released at an event yesterday at ASU’s solar Homestead on East King Street, where they are building their entry in the “Solar Decathlon.” NC Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco Joined Chancellor Ken Peacock and ARC federal co-chair Earl Gohl in releasing the report, but Gohl’s focus was on the ASU project, "It's really about being able to work together and to figure how to solve challenges in a way that is productive and gets results.  You've made a lot of progress and are really to be commended." But the day—ironically St. Patrick’s Day—was a celebration of all things green, featuring the project underway, and communications manager for the project, David Lee, described their entry, "Well, right now we're entering the stage for full-scale construction so we're, over the next six months, building our house.  Hopefully mid to late July we'll be putting it together and testing it, and in September, we'll be transporting it to the National Mall in Washington D.C. where we compete against 19 other teams in 10 different contests." 
And Lee said that the house will be tested in the 10 areas, and has to generate more energy than it uses.


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