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REHAU Polymer Solutions Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 5:00 pm, on Thursday, September 30, 2010, REHAU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Polymer Solutions Center, which will be located on the campus of their North American headquarters at 1501 Edwards Ferry Road NE in Leesburg.

“As the North American market continues to be focused toward sustainable building practices that deliver on energy efficiency, ecologically-minded material use and renewable energy sourcing, we are committed to helping our customers, partners and community members understand how best to proceed in this regard,” said Dr. Kathleen Saylor, chief executive officer for REHAU North America. “As part of this goal, we have designed the REHAU Polymer Solutions Center as a structure in which all of our sustainable building technologies can be seen ‘in action’, operating in an integrated fashion as harmonious, whole-building solutions.”

Chinese Delegation Tours Leesburg’s Utilities Department Facilities

From the Town of Leesburg, VA (September 27, 2010) – On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, a delegation of twelve officials from Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of China visited the Leesburg Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) and the Utility Lines Maintenance Division.  The officials were directors and engineers from various municipal, county and district water authorities in the Chengdu region.

New Green Initiative: Rubber Mulch in Leesburg

Leesburg, VA is trying out a new “green” approach to median maintenance. Leesburg’s Urban Forester and Public Works Department teamed up to bring 20,000 pounds of rubber mulch, made out of shredded used tires, to the Town of Leesburg. The mulch has been installed in the median of the West Market Street exit ramp off of Route 7.

So how is this initiative green? The 20,000 pounds of rubber took more than 1,300 tires out of waste. The rubber mulch will not need to be replenished like wood mulch, therefore cost effective over time, despite costing three times as much initially. The mulch is expected to do a better job of suppressing weeds and will not float away during heavy rain storms like wood mulch does. If the project goes well, rubber mulch may appear in several medians.