Honda R&D puts the chill to workers' delight

Remember last week's post on the Ohio-based Honda R&D facility receiving the gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award? One of the environmentally-friendly technologies named is an ice-chilling system used to cool the main facility. The Associated Press wrote a more detailed report on it.
The technology is not new. The system creates ice under the power plant which then is used to cool air circulating in the building. According to Honda, the system uses less electricity and water than prior systems. Interestingly, such systems are costly to set up and usually used by convention centers and similar large complexes. Though Honda won't reveal how much it paid, a senior engineer stated the system will pay itself off with three years.

[Source: Associated Press via Washington Post]

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