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ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES

  • Partnered with leading solar technology innovator, Cogenra Solar, to install 15 individual solar modules to save approximately 64,000 kilowatt-hours and 12,500 therms of natural gas annually
  • Collaborated with Tesla Energy to install Powerpack commercial batteries at our Graton and American Canyon wineries. Both systems were commissioned in May 2015
  • Insulated 150 wine tanks
  • Installed glycol, hot and cold water and compressed air storage tanks to reduce energy load
  • Replaced water boilers with 87% efficiency water heaters
  • Replaced metal halide lighting with high efficiency T-5 fluorescents
  • Installed Cool® roof -foam insulated, reflective roofing and solar tubes
  • Installed glycol cooling system (replaced Freon air handler units)
  • Installed high efficiency, split temperature, refrigeration system
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