By: Jessie Irwin—
Cornerstone Center for the Arts is celebrating Leap Day, and a leap into the future with a new solar power system, by hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, February 29, at 4:30 p.m.
The ceremony, with light refreshments, will take place in the Colonnade Room on the first floor of Cornerstone. There will be brief remarks made from Cornerstone’s leadership, as well as National Energy Control and OJS Building Services.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate and showcase the following improvements:
-150 kilowatt roof-mounted solar array producing clean, sustainable energy
-Updated HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems improving comfort throughout the building
-Eco-friendly LED lighting increasing visibility throughout the building and decreasing electrical consumption
These updates and improvements will allow for a 75% electrical consumption reduction, saving an average of $38,000 per year. The reduced carbon footprint of Cornerstone will equal 64 acres of trees planted, 57 cars removed from the road, 28,893 gallons of gas, and 688 barrels of oil.
The solar energy initiative was made possible by private funding through a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA). The project is in partnership with National Energy Control and OJS Building Services. The agreement required no upfront capital investment thanks to federal incentives.
The ribbon cutting is open to the public. If you plan on attending or have any additional questions regarding this project please contact Jeff Robinson, Director of Community Relations, at 765-281-9503, ext. 27 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessie Irwin is Education and Marketing Coordinator for Cornerstone Center for the Arts