Metcon Construction

LREMC North Center

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

  • Location: Raeford, NC
  • Architect: SFLA Architects

The new LREMC North Center is a state of the art project applying today’s energy efficient technologies and renewable generation. In a nutshell, the center is an ‘energy positive” building which means it will produce more power than it consumes. The building has a 75KVA solar system on the roof of the building which produces 93,000 Kwh in a years time in a building that will use 80,000 Kwh per year, on nice sunny day the solar system will produce 3 times the peak load of the building which puts this excess power back to the grid. 

 

LED lighting used inside and outside which operate at a fraction of the energy that fluorescent lights do with virtually zero environmental damage . LED lights are engineered to last as long as 100,000 hours and can save as much as 50% in energy savings compared to Fluorescent fixtures. Most all rooms are equipped with an occupancy sensor that will cut lights off and on when someone enters or leaves a room.

 

Other renewable features include:Solar water heater, Variable Refrigerant Flow technology mechanical system.  The building uses a battery system that is capable of running the building at full load for about 8 hours that can be extended by load shedding which will cut off non-essential electrical items.

 

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