Boston Properties, a publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, added a 5.2 MW solar photovoltaic system at its Carnegie Center in Princeton, New Jersey.
“We are very excited about the completion of this installation,” said John Powers, executive vice president, New York Area, BXP. “Adding this renewable energy feature as part of a PPA improves our customer experience and lowers energy costs without investing from BXP.”
The 13,000-panel system is supplied in partnership with Ameresco and Greenbacker Renewable Energy under a power purchase agreement and consists of four large PV covered parking canopy systems at Carnegie Center 101, 302, 510 and 701. The power generated by the system is expected to be at least 75% of the total annual energy consumption in the four buildings, which total 554,000 square feet.
“The significant addition of solar power to the Carnegie Center shows that doing good is good,” said Ben Myers, vice president of sustainability at BXP. “The project represents what sustainability is all about – to achieve results that benefit people and the planet. We will continue to identify creative opportunities in our portfolio that will decarbonise operations through energy efficiency and sourcing energy from renewable sources. “
In addition, the canopies offer covered parking spaces for around 1,400 spaces all year round and have been designed to complement the surrounding area.
“This solar system is the result of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved,” said Doran Hole, Chief Financial Officer and senior VP of Ameresco. “We are proud to partner with Boston Properties and Greenbacker to advance our shared goal of reducing carbon and investing in the environmental health of the communities in which we all operate.”
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