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Dieter Schleifer, manager of ...
www.tennvalleycorridor.org, 22 Nov 2011 [cached]
Dieter Schleifer, manager of plant infrastructure for VW in Chattanooga, said the factory was built to avoid wasting any energy.
estimated energy savings are about 42 percent better than a standard U.S. building.
"LEED is green, and green is ...
www.tennvalleycorridor.org, 23 Mar 2010 [cached]
"LEED is green, and green is part of our image," said Dieter Schleifer, manager of plant infrastructure for VW's Chattanooga operations.
said green initiatives save money in the long run, especially if the efforts are put into place during the planning process rather than installed later.
"One example is energy," he
said the roof surface is made of a white membrane, which helps reflect the sun, and it is double insulated.
During construction of the mammoth 2 million-square-foot facility, the separation and recycling of waste materials is routine with big containers spaced around the plant, the officials said.
"We made every contractor responsible for this," Mr. Schleifer
said, adding that at least 75 percent of construction waste is to be recycled.
Additionally, Mr. Schleifer
said the paint shop will use a dry filtration process rather than one which is water based.
Inside the plant, VW
is using thousands of florescent light tubes which are 20 percent more efficient than standard ones, said Mr. Schleifer
At the plant's offices, VW
will utilize energy efficient LED lighting at employees' desks, he
In addition, skylights will be placed to provide natural lighting in the administrative area, Mr. Schleifer
Plant windows will be double-paned and hold a special coating on the inside to reduce heat, Mr. Schleifer
"It's a little bit like sunglasses," he
en.volkswagen.com, 10 May 2014 [cached]
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Dieter Schleifer, Volkswagen
Dieter Schleifer, ...
www.tncleaneconomy.com, 23 Jan 2011 [cached]
Dieter Schleifer, Volkswagen Group of America (Chattanooga)