Scott + Reid General Contractors has announced that its new headquarters building, currently under construction in Addison, Texas, will run on solar power with a custom-designed solar array from Dallas-based Sunfinity Renewable Energy. The 319-panel, 102.9-kWdc system will be installed by Sunfinity later in 2019 as Scott + Reid finalizes renovation and building addition at their new space.
“Scott + Reid is devoted to minimizing our impact on the environment by promoting responsible practices and building sustainably,” said Brad Reid, president of Scott + Reid. “We do this for our clients — we are recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council, and many of our managers have achieved LEED professional accreditation. We also retain a full-time LEED consultant. We want to lead by example, and solar is clean, renewable energy, that also happens to deliver great economic value.”
“When a commercial construction leader like Scott + Reid makes this type of commitment to solar, it just underscores that solar is now mainstream,” said John Billingsley, chairman and CEO of Sunfinity. “Like other businesses, they recognize the attractiveness of this smart financial decision combined with the environmental benefits.”
The solar array is projected to save the business almost $500,000 in electric bills over the system’s life. The solar project at Scott + Reid’s headquarters qualified for the ITC federal tax credit.
“Sunfinity has assembled a team of renewable energy experts with decades of experience,” said Reid. “They’re the type of partner that we prefer to work with, and we’re confident they’ll do an outstanding job on this showcase project.”
Scott + Reid purchased the former Sambuca building in Addison, which will give the company 24,000 square feet of office space. This includes a new two-story structure the company is adding at the front of the existing property. Amenities for the 85-plus Dallas employees include a lounge area with game tables and a golf simulator, a full bar and kitchen, an outdoor courtyard and locker rooms with showers.
News item from Sunfinity Renewables