Warrenton Office

           On the anniversary of Earth Day we continue to remember the commitment our company shows towards Green technologies and energy conscious design. Stemming from that mission we have entered into a new phase of being good stewards of our finite resources.

           Recently, the second largest school district in Virginia, Prince William County Schools, committed to retrofitting existing properties through a combined process of energy education and Performance Contracting with Moseley Architects leading the charge. Through the auditing of energy usage in existing schools we will be identifying energy conservation measures associated with system improvement and equipment replacement. Engineering data will help us quantify lower levels of fuel(electric, natural gas etc) consumption through equipment replacement or operational streamlining. In turn this will reduce annual utility costs. Those savings provide a source of available funds for the improvement costs themselves.

 

In addition to Performance Contracting, a curriculum will be introduced throughout the county to begin enabling the end users; teachers, students and school personnel to contribute additional reductions in consumption through conservation.

 

Many clients are looking for unique ways to address ongoing maintainability and sustainability issues. Please contact Brian Gorham if you feel you may have a customer interested in Performance Contracting, maintainability and energy conscious facility operation.

 

Go Green!!

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Raleigh Office

 

After certifying the first (and currently only) LEED schools in North Carolina, the Raleigh office has another two LEED Registered projects – and is actively pursuing more.  One of the more exciting prospects being pursued at Chapel Hill Elementary School 11 is a combination of solar thermal and photovoltaic panels designed to earn the LEED EA Credit 2 for On-site Renewable Energy – and hopefully take advantage of production incentives offered by Duke Energy and NC Green Power.

 

In addition to its LEED efforts, we are making a special effort to ensure that every RDC project goes through the Sustainability Checklists in Vision – as well as participating in local events such as the NC Sustainable Energy conference and USGBC Triangle Chapter workshops.  Our office is already geared up about Earth Day and hoping to see continued growth in green building during the coming year.