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Vt. utility inaugurates rehabbed green building

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's largest electric utility says its new Energy Innovation Center in downtown Rutland is a symbol of the future of the company, the city and the region.

On Wednesday, Green Mountain Power officials inaugurated the super energy efficient structure in what was once a department store.

Green Mountain Power officials say that before the renovation began the structure was arguably the most blighted building in the city.

GMP President Mary Powell says the people working at the center will be part of GMP's effort to make Rutland the solar capital of New England, and meet customers' evolving energy needs.

The building will house GMP employees and workers from Efficiency Vermont and Neighborworks of Western Vermont, a partnership believed to be among the first of its kind in the country.

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