At the time, it was approximately the tenth Gold LEED rated building in the nation. Today approximately 4,500 buildings have been constructed with a Gold LEED rating, positioning this building as a very early pioneer and significantly ahead of its time.
Fortunately it was built with day-lighting techniques that help heat and light the building using the sun. This also means that the building has a perfect southern exposure for solar panels.
In December, 2011, we installed and turned on the power of a 100KW roof-mounted solar system.
The system is projected to produce energy sufficient to supply about two-thirds of the building’s total power consumption.