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Atlanta Designing Eco-Friendly Motorsports Park

race-trackWealthy motorsports enthusiasts are backing a two-mile-long driving course in Atlanta that aims to become the most sustainable such track in the world.

The Atlanta Motorsports Park, a private country club for motorsports fans, will feature six separate tracks for various kinds of vehicles, from true race cars to stock vehicles to motorcycles. Members pay $100,000 to join the club.

Among its sustainable features, the facility is adding waterless urinals, tank-less water heaters, reclaimed water for irrigation and recycling of all garbage and oil.

It also is using high efficiency HVAC systems, thermal resistant windows and high efficiency lighting.

As the track is being built, consultants are being retained to advise on best practices to attain efficiency and sustainability.

The new track is part of a growing trend by the racing sector, notorious for its emissions and waste of materials, to clean up its environmental image.

For instance, Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania hopes to become energy neutral upon the completion of a three megawatt solar array in the spring of 2010. The $17-million project will use almost 40,000 photovoltaic solar panels, spread over more than 25 acres of land formerly used for parking.

Also, NASCAR has put in place a number of initiatives to promote sustainability.

Here is a video about the Atlanta Motorsports Park.

2 thoughts on “Atlanta Designing Eco-Friendly Motorsports Park

  1. Wow. Living and working in Atlanta I can honestly say that this is the kind of stuff people here consider green. Yeah, let’s build a track for cars to drive on in one of the most heavily trafficked cities in the country then slap some water-less urinals in the clubhouse and call it green. Clueless doesn’t even begin to describe this.

    This should be a joke, but I’m sure it’s not. What’s next; an eco-friendly oil refinery? Give me a break.

  2. One source says $18 million. You are saying $17 million and several others say $16 million for the cost of the solar array at Pocono.
    This is a far larger and more fixable problem than the “green house effect” Getting the facts correct, and money managment.
    For the $16 million spent to power Pocono when the sun is out and only when the sun is out. They could have got the same amount of power generation capacity which would work out to far more KWH than the solar since the less expensive system would run at night. and 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

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