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NBC Chicago is Green With Abt

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Abt’s ongoing green efforts are showcased on NBC Chicago’s article, “Is It Possible to Live Off the Electrical Grid?”.   If you are a frequent visitor to our blog, you are well aware of our efforts to make this world a little greener. Most recently we installed a Windspire in the front of our store.

Every day our 350,000 plus square foot complex is powered from the hours of 9 am- 6 pm by two engines that run on natural gas. “If you were producing more power than you were using, your meter would actually spin backwards,” says Bob Taylor, our Director of Operations. Adding energy “back into the grid” is what happens when the system generates so much power.

If you are from the Chicagoland area and are  interested at all in adding solar panels to your business or home, or even adding a Windspire to create your own energy, give us a call at 847-967-8830 . For full information on our efforts visit our Going Green page.

Abt Harnesses the Power of Wind

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

If you’re from the area, next time you are driving down Milwaukee Ave, take a look at our new wind turbine, developed by Windspire, right outside our building.  Constructed and erected on October 28th, the new 30 foot, vertical  turbine is designed to create clean, renewable energy for our facility.

Windspire has been working with companies, schools and even government locations to provide their specially designed wind turbines as an option for cleaner energy.

“We wanted something that would not only work, but would work in Chicago weather” said Bob Taylor, Abt’s Director of Operations.  Chicago’s known as the Windy City, and its average wind speed of about 12 mph is perfect for the operation of the turbine.

This is just another part of Abt’s long line of environmentally friendly movements that have been established inside and outside the store.  You can find more about Abt’s environmental efforts on our Going Green page.



For more images of the Windspire installation check out our Facebook page.  We are a proud retailer of this product because of its benefit to the environment, so to see if a Windspire wind turbine is right for you, call us at 888-228-5800.

-Nick E.