Maharishi University dedicates efficient building
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) -- Dozens of solar panels and a 100-foot-tall wind turbine will help the Maharishi University of Management's sustainable living center in Fairfield be among the state's most efficient buildings.
University officials dedicated the building Friday, showing off a building that also makes use of technology such as a heat pump, geothermal tubing and careful placement of windows to maximize the use of daylight.
Maharishi University Executive Vice President Craig Pearson expressed hope that the center would help other builders learn about sustainable options and build more environmentally friendly structures.
When the solar panels and turbine produce more power than needed for the building, the energy will be sent to the campus grid and used for other buildings.
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