Company to display green energy and water independent facility

An energy independent, water conservation facility will make its debut on Oct. 21 demonstrating advances in Green Technology during a ribbon cutting ceremony in Romeoville, IL, that will officially open the 480 sq. ft. building to media, politicians and visitors for viewing. The facility, known as Metro-Green, a product of the Romeoville, Ill.-based company Metropolitan Industries Inc., will show Americans how they can dramatically shrink their environmental footprint...

ROMEOVILLE, IL, Oct. 15, 2008 -- An energy independent, water conservation facility will make its debut on Oct. 21 demonstrating advances in Green Technology during a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony in Romeoville that will officially open the 480 sq. ft. building to media, politicians and visitors for viewing.

The energy and water independent facility known as Metro Green, a product of the Romeoville, Ill.-based company Metropolitan Industries Inc., will show Americans how they can dramatically shrink their environmental footprint by reducing carbon emissions and the amount of energy and water consumption in their homes and businesses.

Some display features of Metro Green will be large solar panels that recharge two separate battery banks responsible for powering everything in the home relieving dependence on electricity. A "whole house" inverter system will allow users to easily switch between battery power and line power when necessary.

A large rainwater harvesting system is responsible for collecting, storing and distributing water inside the facility once it is recycled and filtered for use in sinks and toilets.

A radiant heated floor will warm the inside of the facility during the winter months, eliminating the need for a furnace. The solar panels will help to preheat the water, reducing utilities dramatically.

The facility will process its own wastewater due to an aerobic wastewater treatment system that meets the NSF International's requirements for public health and safety. The unique treatment system uses a working drip system that allows all class 1 effluent to be utilized onsite. The drip system will irrigate the flowers, plants and garden.

Finally, a solar powered well pump will supply fresh water to outside storage tanks for everyday use inside the home when rainfall does not keep up with water demand, while a sump pump system powered with its own battery back up supply will power pumps during a storm.

"Given the rising costs of all types of energy such as natural gas, electricity and heating oil plus given the limited supplies of fresh water in various locations, this event will be a timely showcase of what steps Americans can take in the future to relieve the demand on vital resources," says Metropolitan Industries Inc. President John Kochan, Jr.

"This exhibition will show the country that it can be done with a little ingenuity, time and investment and will pay back dividends to households and businesses in the future," he said.

The event will take place at 37 Forestwood Dr. in Romeoville, Ill. and political dignitaries will be in attendance in support of this event.

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Metropolitan Industries Inc., located at 37 Forestwood Dr., in Romeoville, Ill., and is a single source supplier of pumps, control systems and ancillary equipment serving the commercial, municipal, industrial and residential markets.

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