Construction Today - October/November 2011 - (Page 45)

Rays of Light T here are numerous benefits to the use of solar-generated energy. The sun is ageless (at least for the next few million years), so there is no fear of running out of solar rays. Additionally, the collection of solar energy is silent, so it is not a contributor to an area’s noise pollution, and the creation of solar energy requires little maintenance. These all are attractive factors in an energy system, but when Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) decided to move forward with California’s largest school solar project, it had more cost-conscious benefits in mind. The power installation, which was completed in October, will promote the district’s energy independence, substantially decrease its electrical costs and over the next 20 years, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 250,000 tons, according to AVUHSD. The solar project was engineered to produce clean, green energy for more than 80 percent of the district’s electrical needs, and Southern California Edison will supplement the district’s remaining energy requirements at a reduced rate. Through a public-private partnership with project and asset manager PsomasFMG, AVUHSD was not responsible for any of the upfront costs of the system or installation. “This solar solution is a classic win-win publicprivate partnership that will help us cut our energy costs and provide shade in our parking lot, with no upfront costs,” AVUHSD Deputy Superintendent Jeffrey Foster said in a statement. Institutional | ROSENDIN ELECTRIC – AVUHSD SOLAR PROJECT ROSENDIN ELECTRIC INSTALLED CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST SCHOOL SOLAR PROJECT AT ANTELOPE VALLEY. making an »Antelope Valley Union High School District in California isby Rosendineffort to increase its energy independence and lower energy costs with a solar installation provided Electric. Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project • Project cost: $52 million • Location: Palmdale, Calif. • Scope: 9.6 MW solar project “With the addition of Antelope Valley, [we become] one of the largest solar EPC contractors in the West.” –Duncan Frederick, director of solar operations OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM 45 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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