Hypower, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-headquartered energy and communications solutions contractor and renewable energy specialist, recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new Pompano Beach, Fla. LEED-certified campus, which includes a fleet maintenance facility, offices, warehouse, and fleet parking area. The company is currently pursuing LEED Platinum certification on the warehouse facility and LEED Gold certification on the Power and Telecom Service Division offices. These buildings will be the first to achieve LEED certification in the City of Pompano Beach.
The office is designed to create a healthier working environment for company employees. The project features a 10kW PV solar panel system that will offset a large amount of the energy usage in both buildings. This system will be integrated with a building-wide green metering system to monitor and isolate the energy usage from various building loads such as air conditioning, lighting, and plug loads.
Additional energy savings come from the installation of energy-efficient lighting equipment, low-flush and low-flow water fixtures, and lighting controls that adapt lighting levels according to available daylight levels and occupancy.