December 4, 2009

Site O' the Week: Toyota's Literally Greener Plant

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With all the recent problems that Toyota has had with its recalls, it's nice to report something positive that has come out of the company. They have developed 2 new derivatives of plants at the factory that develops the Prius hybrid in Japan. The cherry sage absorbs nitrogen oxides while the new gardenia creates water vapor. The plant also has roof mounted solar panels, interior lighting with reflective solar tubes and photocatalytic paint on exterior walls. The plant has reduced CO2 emissions by 55% since 1990 and earns our SOW this week.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 4, 2009 8:50 AM
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