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Metcon Completes LREMC North Center the 1st Energy Positive Building for an Electric Utility in the U.S.



Metcon is proud to have recently completed Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation (LREMC) North Center in Raeford, NC. The North Center is the 1st energy positive building, for an electric utility in the U.S.  A Grand Opening was held on February 25th 2016 to celebrate with local officials and corporative members.  Construction for (LREMC) North Center began on May 2015 and the building was completed in January 2016. LREMC North Center is an operations center constructed at 8344 Fayetteville Road, Raeford, NC. The center consolidated both the Lake Rim and Raeford offices into one center conveniently located for the northern portion of the (LREMC) service territory.  North Center is a state of the art building applying today’s most energy efficient technologies and on-site renewable generation. The building is “energy positive” which means it will produce more power than it consumes.


Some of the features of the project that contribute to the “energy positive” design include: LED lighting, daylight harvesting, solar hot water, super insulated envelope, thermal mass, and VRF high efficiency HVAC with geothermal loop all controlled via a Building Automation System (BAS).  It is then reported live on the buildings lucid dashboard.  This already hyper efficient building also boasts 75KVA of on-site renewable energy generated through its Building Integrated Photo Voltaics (BIPV).  Additionally, excess energy generated can be used to charge the on-site battery storage which can run the facility for (8 hours) during an outage. When the building is served and the battery system is also charged, excess energy can then be sold on the grid by (LREMC). The project was designed by SFL+A Architects in collaboration with Optima Engineering & LL&J Engineers.


About Metcon, Inc.: Metcon is a Carolina’s based general contracting & construction management firm.  With over 700 successful project completions Metcon delivers general contracting and construction management services for Higher Education, K-12, Medical, Multi-Family, Industrial, Hospitality, Corporate, and Government Entities throughout North and South Carolina.  Metcon, Inc. is the 2011/2013 National Minority Construction Firm of the Year, and recipient of 2013 ABC Eagle Award for the 1st Energy-Positive Privatized School in America - Sandy Grove Middle School.  Metcon is headquartered in Pembroke, NC with regional offices in Raleigh, NC Charlotte, NC, and Columbia, SC.


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