The project is funded through an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). All major components of the system are manufactured in the United States. In addition to reducing the City’s energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the project will also create jobs for local engineers, electricians and roofers among others.
A solar monitoring system will display real time data on a monitor in a public area of the Public Works Facility, and will be used as a tool in the City’s efforts to promote energy efficiency and conservation to the general public through education and outreach.
Construction of the project is anticipated to start in November 2011 and be completed by the end of the year. Kaufman Lynn Construction built the Public Works facility which was completed in September 2007.
South Florida based Kaufman Lynn Construction is a 22 year-old, full-service general contractor and construction manager providing services for a wide variety of public and private sectors throughout Florida, including municipal, school, university and college, healthcare, country club, faith-based, cultural, retail, and commercial construction projects.
Kaufman Lynn Energy is the renewable energy services division of Kaufman Lynn Construction and provides commercial, municipal, educational and institutional clients with design and construction services for renewable energy systems such as solar electricity and solar water heating.