The St. Helena location of Hall Wines is getting 35 percent of its electricity from on-site solar arrays. With that, and other sustainable features, the winery has been certified gold under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
It is the first winery in California to achieve the gold certification, according to a press release.
Here are some of the sustainable aspects of the winery, which is in the Napa Valley.
- Radiant flooring helps control the facility’s temperature while conserving energy, providing a stable storage and production environment.
- About 42,000 square feet of solar photovoltaic cells on the rooftops of the barrel cellar and fermentation building convert sunlight directly into electricity.
- More than 10 percent of materials used to build the facility were extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site.
- More than 10 percent of the materials used were made with recycled content.
- Drought tolerant plants were selected for winery landscaping, reduce irrigation demand by half.
- Landscaping and vineyards are irrigated with recycled water.
- Use of low-flow water outlets helps achieve a 40 percent reduction of building water.
Here’s a video about Hall’s operations.