Trailside, located off Watkins Bridge Road along the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, is Greenville’s first community built according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s rigorous Challenge Home standards and the first in the entire country built to the European Active House standards, a designation that represents the highest standards for indoor air quality, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, daylighting and thermal comfort.
Clemson and 16 challengers from colleges and universities across the country have begun the nearly two-year process of building solar-powered houses for the competition, which aims to demonstrate technologies and design that save money and energy while protecting local communities and boosting economic growth.
CRR Carbon Resources Recovery SC LLC, a manufacturer of recycled tire materials, recently announced that it plans to invest $20 million in its first North American facility in Anderson County, which would create 30 new jobs over the next two years.
Duke Energy, energy provider SCE&G and Clemson University recently dedicated the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center. SCE&G supported the center with a $3.5 million gift.