Green Building

Massachusetts center receives green and sustainable technologies

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 09:54

The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank has pledged more than $6,000 for new technologies that will be installed at the Newburyport CleanTech Center which is located in the middle of the Massachusetts town, according to Newburyport Daily News.

Employees and executives at the Center will use the funding to install new technologies that will help the center maintain a green existence, along with setting an example for the rest of the community, reported the news source.

"Our goal in partnering with the Newburyport CleanTech Center is to assist in their efforts to attract and support energy efficient and innovative companies which can have substantial local and regional economic impact," Janice C. Morse bank president and CEO, told the news source.

Some of the new green technologies that were installed included a new roof with enhanced insulation, new paint and recycled carpeting, along with a radiant heating system, according to the News.

Radiant heating systems can provide a business or home with a comfortable source of heat, as the technology helps to distribute warmth evenly. The temperature difference between the floor and ceiling is only two to three degrees with radiant systems, as opposed to the more than 10 degrees that forced air systems leave the individual with.