Boston Properties Inc. (BXP), the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, is planning a 5.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Carnegie Center in Princeton, NJ Place added
The 13,000-panel system is supplied in partnership with Ameresco and Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) 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 make up at least 75% of total annual energy consumption in the four buildings, which total 554,000 square feet. The canopies offer covered parking spaces for around 1,400 spaces all year round and have been designed to complement the surrounding area.
“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 – achieving 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. “
BXP is a fully integrated real estate company organized as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that develops, manages, operates, acquires and owns a diverse portfolio of Class A office space. The company’s portfolio comprises 51.2 million square meters and 196 properties, including seven properties under construction and / or refurbished.