Pa. environment chief visits for rehab of ex-Rohm site
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 25, 2009

John Hanger, Pennsylvania's secretary of environmental protection, visited the Bridge Business Center in Bristol this morning for the installation of a clean-energy system on the rooftop of a former Rohm & Haas laboratory being renovated for research, office and classroom use.

The seven gas-fired micro-turbines on the 50,000-square-foot center were paid for with a $1 million Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority grant announced by Gov. Rendell in March.

The center's developer, the Keystone Redevelopment Group, is projecting more than $2 million in savings on energy costs over a 10-year period as a result of the turbine system. As much as $150,000 a year of that will come from the sale of energy back to PECO, Keystone said.

The project is one of the first in the state to receive funding through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.

  - Diane Mastrull

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