USGBC Awards LEED Gold Certification to Solar Innovations' Headquarters

Solar Innovations, Inc., a custom manufacturer of residential and commercial windows and doors; greenhouses; conservatories; sunrooms; skylights; folding, sliding, and stacking walls and screens; achieves LEED Gold Certification on Company Headquarters.

Solar Innovations, Inc. received news today that it was granted official LEED Gold Certification by the USGBC for its new, state-of-the-art, 200,000 sq. ft. facility located in the Pine Grove Industrial Park, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. After months of hard work and dedication, the Solar Innovations LEED team was granted 62 points towards the LEED-EB:OM v2009 Certification allowing it to receive the gold status.

The LEED Existing Buildings Certification program is based on company and occupant energy efficiency, sustainable choices, waste stream, and much more. It highlights chemical usage, recycling, composting, material usage, emissions data, and many more green avenues. The LEED team compiled the required data and implemented required programs to further Solar Innovations, Inc.'s green efforts as well as to provide quantifiable documentation for Green Building Certification Institute.

Solar Innovations, Inc. has future plans for the building which will allow it to achieve Platinum certification by providing 40% of the company energy usage through the first phase of the solar photovoltaic system. The installation of 250kw of solar panels has begun, which will be the first phase of a planned 1mw system. A solar thermal system has also been added to the building to provide domestic hot water to the office building and on site greenhouse.


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