Webinar: Sustainability as a Business Model & The Road to Net Zero
When?: April 22nd 2021 at 3 PM Eastern time
What?: Marble Distilling Co. in Carbondale, CO designed & built a first of its kind Water Energy Thermal System (WETS) to capture & reuse both water & heat generated through the distilling process. The system has been featured in a variety of publications, including Siemens Automation Company, Popular Mechanics and more.
Marble’s WETS captures hot water from the distilling process & stores it for reuse; multiple pumps & heat exchangers capture energy for reuse in the domestic hot water & for heating the building & processes, leaving cold water behind for reuse in the distilling process. Any excessive heat is used for exterior snowmelt; likewise, additional cold water is used to condition interior spaces. No chiller is used for any type of cooling or A/C. 35kW of solar panels are leading the distillery to net-zero, which Marble has committed to completing in 2022.
This innovative design saves more than 4 million gallons of water & recaptures enough energy to power 20 homes each year, ensuring the operation is 83% more efficient than the town’s green code requires & saves more than 125 metric tons of carbon annually (versus ASHRAE Standard, 2015).
Learn how designing a sustainable distillery with a whole systems approach offers significant energy savings & financial benefits, including OEM savings and the value of marketing initiatives focused on sustainability.
Who?: Connie Baker (CEO & Head Distiller, Marble Distilling Co.) is a serial entrepreneur who likes to say she “Switched from Drugs to Booze”, due to her love of vodka, having previously founded a pharmaceutical marketing company. In 2010 she began her quest to open a distillery, attending distilling school, and in 2015 her husband and partner, Carey Shanks, Co-Founded Marble Distilling Co. Carey’s career has focused on sustainability and proving it as a viable business model, and Marble is committed to being “The Most Sustainable Distillery on the Planet”.
How much?: Free to ACSA members, $59 for non-members