Gray Project Featured In Green Manufacturer

Siemens Energy, Inc.’s wind turbine nacelle production facility, a Gray project in Hutchison, Kansas, was featured in a Green Manufacturer article by Randall Vaughn, Gray’s Vice President, Architecture. The article explains the design challenges of the Siemens facility and how they were addressed to achieve LEED® Gold certification. The challenges included: the enormous scale of both the technology and the facility needed to accommodate it; heat gain from the sun; maximizing natural lighting; a shallow water table; conserving water; reducing emissions; lessening land impact; and toxin removal from materials. Learn more about the design of the Siemens Energy facility.


Green Manufacturer is a specialty trade publication that addresses sustainable manufacturing practices and opportunities. It strives to be the primary information source for manufacturers with green strategies with coverage of everything manufacturers need to implement sustainability: energy-efficient equipment and machinery; sustainable buildings; ecofriendly products; and renewable energy, as both a power source and a market.


Gray, ranked fourth among the top U.S. green contractors in manufacturing plant construction, provided architecture, engineering and construction management for this project. This facility is Siemens’ first LEED® Gold production facility in the U.S., as well as the first one in Kansas. If you have manufacturing plant construction needs, please contact Phil Seale, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Market at pseale@gray.com. If you would like more information about the design of the Siemens Energy wind turbine nacelle manufacturing plant, please contact Randall Vaughn, Vice President, Architecture at rvaughn@gray.com.

    September 18, 2012

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