United Therapeutics: A Net Zero Building
As a proponent of renewable energy, United Therapeutics was searching for a bold energy solution for their new location in downtown Silver Spring. Considering the anticipated energy usage for the new building, the system design for the net zero project needed to utilize a number of different energy-capturing solar structures to meet their extensive energy needs. Through bold innovative design, Aurora Energy was able to find the solution that met United Therapeutics’ goals with solar trays, solar façade, solar wall and a solar canopy.
In October 2018, Aurora Energy was honored to receive the coveted MDV-SEIA Solar Project of the Year Award for this system design.
1.205 GWh Projected
The UT building has an energy usage light dial in the lobby that allows its employees to see energy production and usage throughout the day.
Annual offset equivalents:
Carbon sequestration of
Saving Carbon Dioxide emissions equal to
Source: epa.gov Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator