The center grew out of last year’s recommendation by a city-hired consultant that Santa Fe become “the water-conservation and clean-energy capital of the United States,” said Kris Swedin, director of the economicdevelopment division of the city Community Services Department....It's great to see a city coming together, at least at the official levels, around the concept of promoting sustainability. We'll definitely keep an eye on this...
Swedin said initial projects might concern biomass, gray-water systems or “something even more efficient than any of us have dreamed of yet.” But, she said, the hope is that new businesses will be able to use the center to see how their ideas work in a realworld application.
It “affords the opportunity for people to really put these applications into effect in real buildings so you can see if they really work, that they have the intended results,” Swedin said.
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