HVAC/R company aids community project

Refrigeration Recycling LLC is pleased to announce the completion of refrigerant mitigation at Appalachian Mountain Advocates’ Montwell Park project in Lewisburg. The project in the heart of downtown is a multipurpose initiative dedicated to fostering sustainable economic opportunity and poverty reduction in the Greenbrier Valley through a variety of programs.

“Refrigeration Recycling became involved in the Montwell Park project because I realized that from the beginning it was a brownfield situation,” says Michael Monte of the company. “The City of Lewisburg had donated funds for the demolition of the former Fort Savannah Inn motel complex as an urban renewal project. I recognized that the antiquated heating and cooling systems would contain ozone layer damaging refrigerants and needed to be removed by an EPA-certified technician. I also believed it was important for Appalachian Mountain Advocates to see that the HVAC equipment was properly re-used or recycled in support of their mission of sustainability. Now with the removal of Phase I and Phase II equipment and structures the property has now been fully reclaimed from an environmental perspective.”

Currently the park is centered on the log cabin building which houses The Spring, a space for lectures, films, educational events, and musical performances, and a youth center. Eventually, the site will include a 6,000 to 7,000 sq. ft. pavilion designed to serve the community-at-large for meetings, lectures, weddings, and other such functions, and a hillside amphitheater adjacent to terraced walkways and gardens, and a small pond. Due to its nonprofit status it will be a community asset for current and future generations

For more information on Refrigeration Recycling, HVAC or environmental issues in general visit their website at www.refrigerationrecycling.com or “like” their Facebook page: Refrigeration Recycling LLC . To learn more about or to support Appalachian Mountain Advocates and their initiatives visit their website at http://www.appalmad.org.


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