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Second Nature – Martha’s Vineyard at the Forefront of the Green Movement

…..Close by, in Edgartown, Mass., Brian Nelson just installed a solar energy and hot water system for the chic Atria, a popular restaurant with “one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world,” according to Wine Spectator magazine.
Until recently, Nelson had been working with geothermal energy, but he notes that digging a series of looped pipes 6 to 10 feet underground is almost impossible on the Vineyard’s rocky terrain.
As co-owner of Nelson Mechanical Design, a firm that offers heat-delivery systems for homes on the island, Nelson now guides his customers to a more affordable air-to-air heat pump that works in colder climates…

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