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.

System Size

Annual Generation

Completion Date

1.032 MW

1.205 GWh Projected

December 2018

       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:

Taking

0
cars off the road

Carbon sequestration of

0
acres of forest

Saving Carbon Dioxide emissions equal to

0
gallons of gasoline consumed

Source:  epa.gov  Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

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