News : Meet a Green Alliance Business: Smuttynose Brewing Company

Sep 14, 2015

Originally Published in the Portsmouth Herald

Who: Smuttynose Brewing Company’s shipped its first kegs of Shoals Pale Ale in 1994 from a small warehouse in Portsmouth. Fourteen years later, Peter Egelston and partner Joanne Francis purchased the 17-acre Towle Farm in Hampton to build a new, larger, sustainable brewing facility and company headquarters.

The new Smuttynose facility, which is in review for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council, opened in May 2014. Its design is aimed to reduce Smuttynose’s demand for electricity, water and natural gas while minimizing effluent and site impacts. The most-significant energy-saving feature is an overly insulated tight building envelope that maintains a consistent internal environment, reducing heating and cooling needs.

Large banks of windows and solar tubes capture substantial natural light while other lighting needs are met by on-demand LEDs. The facility includes an ambient vaporizer for its CO2 system that captures waste cooling for the warehouse, while reducing the need for electrical heat found in conventional vaporizers.

Read the full story in the Portsmouth Herald.