When you think about the types of establishments that are consistently and rapidly going green and using solar energy in Arizona, you think of sectors like automotives, homebuilding, engineering, and perhaps aircrafts. One thing you don’t typically think of are restaurants, and certainly not one-off restaurants that aren’t part of a chain like Phoenix, Arizona institution, El Chorro Lodge.
The 75-year-old Mexican restaurant’s owner, Jacquie Dorrance has become the first Valley of the Sun restaurateur to be awarded the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
So what makes the newly modified El Chorro Lodge green and ecofriendly? A solar heater installation in the Phoenix restaurant, for starters.
In addition, there’s something we at least had never even heard of — powerfully efficient insulation made from recycled denim blue jeans! To boot, the renovation of El Chorro Lodge was done making use of every last shred of the original structure as possible. Recycled, reused, or otherwise put to use, a great deal of the old establishment never got hauled off to the dump.
Adair Solar Company in Mesa, AZ is proud of Jacquie Dorrance and we look forward to more and more Arizona companies from all industries engaging the way El Chorro has. You can visit El Chorro at 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ.
Are you ready for your solar water heater installation in Phoenix? Call Adair Phoenix solar company today for your free in-home consultation. 480-827-1162