In 2012, Brewery Vivant was awarded the first-ever LEED Silver certification for a production brewery in the United States. Vivant is an evocative brewery in a former chapel featuring tours and a pub offering craft beers & French fare.
High efficiency heating/cooling units with CO2 sensors that resulted in an energy savings of 7% over ASHRAE 90.1-2007.
The glycol cooling system for beer tanks was upsized so it could also reduce the temperature from which the draft beer comes.
No potable water is used to irrigate the landscaping around the building and within the beer garden. Rainwater runoff is recaptured in a giant cistern and slowly released into the ground to reduce the pressure on the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Toilets are all low-flow and the urinals are waterless, resulting in a yearly water savings of nearly 50,000 gallons of potable water. Also, the lavatories are controlled by sensors to reduce water use.
Materials & Resources
Instead of investing resources on tile, carpet or paint, Brewery Vivant chose to polish the existing concrete floors in the pub. Not only did this save money but also gave a really cool look.
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