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Global Tower Partners Launches First Geothermal Cooled Cell Site in the U.S.
Global Tower Partners (GTP) today announced that it has deployed the first geothermal cooled wireless site in the United States in partnership with REHAU, a Leesburg, VA systems and service provider for polymer-based solutions. The stealth, alternative energy site resembles the color and texture of the original concrete Bluemont Grain Elevator built in 1900.
“To create a much-needed cellular site that maintains the historical look and feel of this Virginia village was a huge undertaking,” stated Tim Dennis, GTP’s Site Development Director on the Bluemont project. “After spending eight years to see this project through to fruition, we’ve created an infrastructure to serve thousands of wireless customers while preserving the significance of Bluemont’s history and providing an environmentally-friendly energy solution at the same time,” added Dennis.
Verizon Wireless has signed a Master Lease Agreement to add service to this tower located at 18293 Railroad Street, joining AT&T and Roadstar.
“This solution provides an environmentally-sound cooling and heating system by utilizing the sub-surface conductive heat transfer where naturally-renewable temperatures of the earth’s crust are used as a heat sink in the summer months and a heat source in the winter,” stated Bernard Borghei, GTP’s Sr. VP of Operations. “The solution is suitable for controlling the climate of a large structure such as the Bluemont site to provide an efficiently-produced and stable climate environment for our tenants’ equipment inside this historic building,” added Borghei.
GTP previously deployed its first alternative energy solution in 2011, in partnership with Design Energy Alliance, at one of its fully generator-powered cell sites located in Sleeping Beauty, CA.
About Global Tower Partners
Global Tower Partners (http://www.gtpsites.com/), based in Boca Raton, Florida, is one of the leading providers of outsourced antenna site facilities to the wireless communications industry in the United States. GTP's business includes the ownership, development, leasing and management of antenna sites on towers and commercial real estate rooftops. GTP owns, manages, or master leases more than 15,000 wireless sites. GTP's customers are leading wireless communications providers including AT&T, Sprint-Nextel, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless, Clearwire, US Cellular, Metro PCS, Claro and Telefonica.
REHAU delivers “Unlimited Polymer Solutions,” and is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. The independent, privately held company generates continuous growth through its expertise and innovative capabilities in materials development, systems design and surface technology. Approximately 17,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world contribute to the success of high-profile construction projects and globally respected brands such as Steelcase, Mercedes-Benz and Airbus.