Project Green: The Summit implements water integration system

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by WHAS11

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Posted on November 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 28 at 6:37 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WHAS11)— In this week's Project Green, changes are being made at The Summit to make the shopping center more environmentally friendly.

This year The Summit installed new irrigation systems that save on water consumption. The system measures the amount of rainfall, so the sprinklers are only running when they need to.

The Summit's general manager says that over the past few years they've also replaced their gas powered security patrol car with a battery powered one, started selling gift cards made of recycled material, and installed a new white roof that reflects the sun better. That helps their stores save money on energy costs, especially during the summer months.

“It’s a great example of how a business that's established and built can integrate sustainable practices and not to say this is what we are but say this is what we can do to help the environment,” Becky Norton, General Manager for The Summit said.

Norton says they try to look for a new way to go green every year.

For next year, they're already looking at water saving devices for public restrooms.

 

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