IT’S GREENER IN THE GROVE…
A lot of places claim to be green, but what does that mean? At Locust Grove we’re serious about energy efficiency, cutting edge technology and harnessing the energy from the past.
EMBODIED ENERGY: RECYCLING A BUILDING
The rehabilitation of an existing building is the ultimate act of recycling. Unlike new construction which requires a significant amount of energy and resources, repurposing an existing building allows much of the structure to be reused. The steel-reinforced concrete floors, exterior brick, windows, historic casework, and other building components that have been reused are all part of the building’s embodied energy. The energy used to construct Locust Grove in 1952 is saved through its rehabilitation, providing the green foundation.