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LessCarbonMoreJobs.org

Environmental Defense Fund


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There are 8,000 parts in a wind turbine-- Liz Salerno, AWEA

  • bolts, lubricants, copper wiring, fiberglass housing, ball bearings, turbine blades, concrete & steel foundations and seals, power transmission equipment, printed circuits, motors and generators, measuring devices

  • For a 44 MW project, with 29 individual wind towers:

  • 6,452 tons of steel

  • 609 tons of composite fiberglass

  • 12,470 tons of concrete


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“We just make screws and bolts – tower bolts, nacelle bolts, blade bolts – not nuts or anything else. But we think of ourselves as the Cadillac of bolts.”

-- Dan Alvarez, product manager, Cardinal Fasteners


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Environmental Defense Fund

Building and Construction Trades Department (AFL-CIO)

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Industrial Union Council (AFL-CIO)

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters

Project Sponsors:


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Project author: Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness

Value chains for 7 climate solutions …

LED Lighting

Concentrated (Thermal) Solar

Auxiliary Power Units

Management of hog waste

High Performance Windows

Waste heat recovery (new)

Electric hot water heat pumps (new)


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It’s just a window.


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Retailers &

Wholesalers

Finished Products

Components

Raw Materials


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Silica

Nickel

Chromium

Polystyrene Foam

Argon

Aluminum

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Lumber

Krypton

Titanium Dioxide

Silver

Raw Materials


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7 Major Components:

Low-e Coatings

Flat Glass

Spacers

Gas Fills

Backer Rods

Flanges

Frames

Components


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Anderson

Jeld-Wen

Masonite Int.

Pella

Atrium

Fortune Brands

Marvin

MI Windows

Milgard

Ply Gem

Weather Shield

Finished Products


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Retailers &

Wholesalers

Lowe’s

Home Depot

84 Lumber

Stock Building Supply

Renewal by Anderson

Detroit Door

Jefferson Door

Bee Window

Matthew’s

Pacific Mutual


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It’s not just a window.


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Map 1: Top U.S. Component and Window Manufacturers

Source: Swanson, John G. (2008, February 1). Top Manufacturers of 2008:

It's Been a Tough Year. Windows & Doors.


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311 U.S. LED Supplier Firms, 2008

SOURCE: CGGC, based on LEDs Magazine, LED Suppliers Directory 2008


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“We chose Cree Xlamp LEDs because they provide industry-leading performance and the provide the reliability and design flexibility needed for this highly visual project.”

--XiGuang Fu, executive director

Grandar Landscape Lighting and Technology Group


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Cree, Inc. Employees, 2002-2008

Source: CGGC, based on Cree, Inc. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007, 2008 Annual Reports


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