Underscoring its commitment to renewable energy, Sloan Valve Co. has installed two wind turbines and a solar array on the roof of its headquarters in Franklin Park, Ill.

Sloan has become a test site for wind and solar energy by partnering with Aerotecture, an energy innovation company. One turbine has been installed over the front entrance, and the other is over the employee entrance.

The turbines and solar panels will operate in conjunction with one another to generate adequate energy levels. The test will help determine which wind turbine/solar array equipment works best in urban environments. A display will be mounted by the employee entrance to show how much energy is being generated, used and saved.

“Sloan is always looking for new and innovative ways to help protect the environment by reducing our carbon footprint,” said Sloan Marketing Manager Tim Schiffbauer in the announcement. “We sought ways to become more self-sufficient in our energy requirements at our headquarters. We not only want to develop water-efficient products; we want to benefit the overall environment through our commitment to sustainability.”

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