Manufacturing Facility - Landover, MD

      Shapiro & Duncan is a mechanical contracting firm that provides HVAC and plumbing systems and services for some of the most energy-efficient buildings in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The company is also known for an unwavering commitment to community and corporate responsibility.   In 2018, Shapiro & Duncan earned the Montgomery County Corporate Social Responsibility award in recognition of its work in youth development, career education, charitable causes as well as its overall management excellence and company practices. 

Seeking to build on its efforts, the company’s leadership team decided to go solar.   Aurora Energy assisted with their efforts by designing and installing a rooftop PV system, featuring 925 SunPower high-efficiency solar panels; the system offsets all electricity-related carbon emissions and has virtually eliminated the company’s electricity bill.   Savings from the PV system are projected to be $1.6 million over the course of the next 25 years. But the impact on community well-being is worth much more.

Solar was a way to enhance our community commitment through environmental consciousness. The idea of producing our own energy from the most advanced technology available also aligns with our company's expertise in cutting-edge mechanical solutions. Going solar has been a total win-win."

Mark Drury, Vice President Shapiro & Duncan

Annual offset equivalents:

Equal to energy used by


Carbon sequestration of

acres of forest

Saving Carbon Dioxide emissions equal to

pounds of coal burned

Source:  Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

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