TAP fully embraces and welcomes its responsibility to both renovate and operate its facility consistent with the best practices in environmental sustainability and stewardship. These include:
Adaptive Reuse. Instead of starting from scratch, TAP will renovate its present building, which is the best way to conserve the energy “embedded within” the existing building materials.
Energy Efficiency. TAP will install efficient windows and doors, and insulate the walls and roof to reduce energy use and lower energy bills.
HVAC. A displacement air system will be installed: it is quiet, doesn’t create drafts, requires minimum duct work, has the lowest operatIng costs in the long run, and will help ensure good air quality throughout the entire building.
Renewable Energy. TAP will take advantage of its south-facing roof to install a 21.76 kilowatt solar panel system, which will lower annual energy costs by up to 60%.
LED Lighting. Energy efficient LED lighting will be installed throughout the building as it has an extremely long life span (100,000 hours compared to 1,200 hours for an incandescent bulb), and produces high quality light that can be altered to any color imaginable–without the use of filters.
Reuse and Recycle. The principle of “reuse and recycle” will guide not only the renovation process but also the operation of the new facility.
Locally Sourced. TAP, a local Door County institution, will use locally sourced materials and labor whenever possible.