PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY PROJECTS
Tully Fire Station, Orange, Massachusetts
This project included the design of an optional 10KW Photovoltaic Array. The alternative energy system is designed to supply a majority of the annual electrical consumption at this rural low-use facility. This project is entering the construction phase and will feature “reverse metering” to allow the Town of Orange to get credit for feeding into the electrical grid on sunny days.
Valley Opportunity Council, Chicopee Massachusetts
A 5KW Photovoltaic Array has been designed for the roof of this daycare facility to be built in Chicopee, Massachusetts. To reduce electrical consumption at the building, occupancy sensors are being installed in all areas of the building. A majority of the exterior lighting at the facility are full cut-off fixtures to reduce light pollution.
Northeast Veterans Rehabilitation Facility, Gardner, Massachusetts
This Project included 10 duplex houses and a Rehabilitation Center located in Gardner, Massachusetts. . A total of 103KW of photovoltaic panels were installed to produce approximately 11MW of power each year. All buildings are designed to utilize geothermal energy for heating & cooling. Interior lighting in the dwellings is all fluorescent and use ~60% the ASHRAE 90.1 levels. The Rehab Center features Day lighting controls and occupancy sensors throughout. The site lighting has been designed to limit power consumption as well, utilizing dark sky compliant fixtures, distributed circuiting and time clocks, and pedestrian scale low wattage lighting. The project received LEED Platinum certification.
New England Environmental, Amherst, Massachusetts
This project is an 8,000 square foot office building entering construction in Amherst, Massachusetts. Day lighting and occupancy sensor controls are being used to limit consumption. A 27KW photovoltaic array was installed on the roof, as well as a 3KW array mounted on a pedestal at ground level. This project received LEED Platinum certification.
Liebling Center, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
This project is a 5,000 Square foot addition to the photography and film building at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. A 5KW photovoltaic array is installed on the rooftop. Included in this project are occupancy sensors in each office that control dual level lighting and integrate with the heating system to limit demand. Day lighting and radiant heating is used in common areas, and full cutoff fixtures are used on the exterior of the space. This project is expected to be completed next month and is on track for LEED gold certification.
Worcester Water Treatment Facility, Holden, Massachusetts
This project involved the installation of 128KW Photovoltaic Arrays consisting of both roof and ground mounted systems for the Worcester Water Treatment Facility in Holden, Massachusetts as part of the shovel ready stimulus program administered through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Scope of work was to participate as Worcester Department of Public Works and Park’s representative to review and provide oversight of the design and installation of the Photovoltaic Arrays.
Eaglebrook Sports Complex, Deerfield, Massachusetts
This project is a 3200 square foot squash court addition for the sports center at the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts with 50KW roof mounted Photovoltaic Array. This project is one of multiple projects commissioned by the Eaglebrook School to reduce energy costs and expose students to various approaches to sustainable design.