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“Green” energy for the Oak Ridge City Center (mall)?

Last week the local papers had some positive news regarding the Oak Ridge mall property: the prospective developers are doing test drilling for a “geothermal” HVAC system on the site.

Of course, a “green” HVAC system is not much use at a shopping center unless the center has some commercial tenants to use the conditioned space, but I choose to see this as good news. This kind of “green” feature is the kind of thing that could give a commercial development a special identity — to entice customers to choose to shop there.

Now here’s hoping for some good tenants to complete the package!

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