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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016
RECTIFY SOLAR PARTICIPATES IN FIRST
“LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE” PROJECT IN INDIANA
INDIANAPOLIS - Rectify Solar LLC is currently installing a 24 kilowatt ground mount solar panel system for Cope Environmental Center’s new sustainable Education Center located in Centerville, Indiana. The solar panels -- which will provide approximately 30,000 KWH per year -- are one of the features of the center’s construction that will net zero the building’s energy.
The solar panels are one component of the new building’s Living Building Challenge (LBC), a building certification that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible. There are only eight fully certified LBC buildings in the United States and this project is the first attempt in Indiana.
The Living Building Challenge is comprised of seven performance categories called Petals:
Place, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty. All of the components of Rectify Solar’s system were put through a stringent vetting process to ensure that the products are LBC compliant and sourced as locally as possible. All components are ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.
When complete, the Cope Environmental Center’s Education Center will serve children in east central Indiana and beyond. It was funded by private donations and highlights the legacy of sustainability left by Jim and Helen Cope and Francis Parks, the Center's three founders. (All three founders have now passed; Helen Cope most recently in 2015 at the age of 95.)
Cope Environmental Center’s mission is to promote the sustainable use of the earth’s resources through education, demonstration, and research by educating children in their 130 acre outdoor classroom through interactive, hands-on sustainability and nature-based programming for schools and other groups.
Rectify Solar LLC is a family-owned business with 10 years of experience in the solar industry with a Heritage of over 500 PV installations. The company -- a 2014 ISBDC EDGE Award winner -- promotes energy efficiency and sustainability through photovoltaic solar panel and electric vehicle charging stations installations, blown insulation, LED lighting, battery systems, and DIY solar panel kits sales.
Rectify Solar LLC is a business member of Indiana Distributed Energy Alliance (IndianaDG).