6/19/2017 – Crews continue to make progress on the solar project at CMT’s headquarters office in Springfield, Illinois. With Phase 1 completed on the building rooftop and the carports constructed, …
benefits of solar installation for the local community
Benefits of Solar
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly's solar energy system provides approximately 90 percent of the electrical needs at our headquarters--an over 41,000-square-foot office building.
“The project not only makes sense to our bottom line as a business, but also allows us to demonstrate leadership in applying sustainability and renewable energy. As leaders in the infrastructure design world, this really makes sense,” says Dan Meckes, CMT President and CEO.
This 393.68 kWp, solar-powered system was designed by WCP Solar Services of Naperville, IL. It generates roughly one-third of its power through solar panels installed on the building’s rooftop. It generates the rest from architecturally-enhanced, frameless, thin-film panels on a newly-constructed carport. This takes full advantage of the office’s parking lot space.
According to WCP, this is the largest carport system of its kind in the state of Illinois. In addition to providing for CMT’s energy needs, the system also produces nearly 500 Renewable Solar Energy Credits each year. Further, WCP Solar employed local talent to complete and commission this system. These businesses include API Solar, O'Shea Builders, and B&B Electric.
Considering Solar for your Organization?
Solar energy continues to grow, not only because of its environmental benefits, but also because it is becoming more viable economically.
At CMT, we’ve made the transition to solar for our own energy production. And, because we’re in the business of helping our clients make sound infrastructure choices, we want to bring that same value and knowledge to any organization considering solar options.