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 Trimble Breaks Ground On 1.7-Megawatt Solar Array at Westminster, Colorado Headquarters
The new solar panels are projected to offset more than 100 percent of the energy consumed by Trimble’s two- building campus in the Westmoor Technology Park, which represents approximately 6-7 percent of the company’s total global electricity demand (based on 2021). The installation will be one of the largest distributed solar projects in the City of Westminster.
The 4.4-acre project includes ground-mounted solar arrays and raised structures with solar panels to form 170 carports for employees and visitors. Carports will protect vehicles from the weather and provide 49 electric vehicle charging stations powered by the sun. The system has
the capacity to provide a maximum estimated annual yield of 2,570,000 kilowatt hours, which is equivalent
to consuming roughly 3,500 barrels of oil. The array
also has the added bonus of reducing strain on the grid
by minimizing Trimble’s reliance on traditional energy sources, especially at times of peak energy demand, which is typically when the sun is shining.
The solar array project is part of Trimble’s science-based target commitment to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, which includes emissions from
the company’s facilities and vehicles, by 50 percent by 2030 (from a 2019 baseline) and to achieve 100 percent annual sourcing of renewable electricity by 2025.
Trimble is working with Boulder, Colorado-based Namaste Solar, an employee-owned, fully integrated solar energy company, to design and build the project. Several of Trimble’s solutions will be used in the construction of the project, including robotic total stations for surveying and site layout as well as machine control and guidance for pile driving.
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Mortenson and Pinnacle Partners Break Ground
on Revival on Platte, Multifamily Community in Denver
Mortenson, a top-20 U.S. builder, developer,
and engineering services provider with four decades of experience in Colorado, alongside joint venture partner Pinnacle Partners, celebrated the groundbreaking of Revival on Platte, a first-of-its-kind multifamily project that will showcase the full breadth of Mortenson’s develop, design, fabricate and build capabilities at the Revival on Platte in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood this week.
The project, Revival on Platte, is situated on a
.9-acre building site in a designated Opportunity Zone adjacent to the South Platte River. The new 234,156 SF development will feature 200 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment options across eight stories with two levels of parking. Residents will also have access to an on-site gym, business center and a rooftop amenity deck offering city and mountain views. The entire structure will be built with Mortenson’s cold- formed metal stud, steel-framed structural system with prefabricated interior and exterior walls.
Close to downtown attractions – including universities at the Auraria campus, Meow Wolf and Empower Field
– the new multifamily development is additionally
near public transit systems and offers direct access to roughly 90 miles of bike trails. Residents will also have access to eight electric cars via a third-party app, further expanding transit options.
The project is slated for completion in 2024.
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