News : Energy-efficiency investments paying off

Aug 22, 2011

Published in Portsmouth Herald

By Michael McCord

Since Doug Miles moved his Seacoast Volkswagen dealership from Portsmouth to a new building and location seven years ago, finding the best way to deal with high energy costs has been a priority.  "It's always a sound business decision," Miles said about the investments he has made over the years.  He has installed passive solar units, three small, computer-controlled natrual gas boilersand a 35-foot wind turbine.  More recently, the dealership added an 80 panel photovoltaic array to produce electricity and is changing to energy-efficient LED light bulbs in all of the property's parking lot light fixtures. 

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