Thursday, October 23, 2008

Arkansas' First "Green" Business Park

A 70-acre "green" business park is being planned in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A groundbreaking was held last week for the Mountain Ranch Business Park.

During construction of the business park, developers will be "using biodiesel in construction equipment, using recycled paving, using native stone for landscaping and drainage structures, locally sourcing materials, and using low-impact landscaping and street lighting." In addition, developers will be "recycling “green” waste — selective logging of the site’s timber and mulching the logged trees instead of burning or otherwise disposing of the wood." All the green practices and features in the business park will help add points toward LEED certification for new business tenants in the Mountain Ranch Business Park.

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