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Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘Tech Academy’ Conserves 275 Tons of CO2 Annually

jaguar_land_rover.jpgJaguar Land Rover has unveiled its Technical Academy, which it is touting as “environmentally advanced.” Located in Warwick, U.K., the academy will be used to train technicians in the Jaguar Cars, Land Rover UK, and international dealer networks.

Instead of using conventional air conditioning in the classroom areas, the 4,000 square-meter building uses new plasterboard which absorbs and emits heat depending on the temperature.

Other sustainable solutions include rainwater harvesting tanks, solar/thermal heat, solar water heating, high efficiency lighting, and spray foam insulation. The improvements are expected to save over 275 tons of CO2 per year, the company said.

Last month, U.K.’s smaller automakers, including Jaguar Land Rover, won a four-year delay to EU’s carbon plan. Under the special deal, the company can comply with a 25 percent CO2 emissions reduction by 2015 from its 2007 average.

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