MBC completed construction of a build-to-suit 20,000 square foot regional headquarters building in California, Pa. for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2002.
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.
Click here to see real-time monitoring of this solar power system’s output.