Miron Construction Co., Inc. breaks ground on largest municipal solar project in the state

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 by Construction

Madison, Wis.Miron Construction Co., Inc. recently broke ground on Dane County Regional Airport’s new 58,800-square-foot Snow Removal Equipment Facility. The roof of the facility will house a photovoltaic system that will generate the annual energy usage of 12 typical American homes, thus making it the largest municipal solar project in the state.

The airport works toward reducing its environmental footprint by continuously developing and implementing new environmental conservation plans and strategies. Its commitment to environmental sustainability and responsibility makes it the perfect partner for Miron.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the Dane County Regional Airport on this project,” said Tim Kippenhan, vice president and chief operating officer of Miron Construction. “The Airport’s standards of environmental excellence align with Miron’s commitment to building green, so our partnership is a win-win for both of us.”

In addition to the solar panel system, the project will include many environmentally-friendly features, including:

  • Water-efficient plumbing fixtures that will provide a 40 percent reduction in potable water use
  • CO and NO2 sensors that will automatically control the air flow based on the occupancy of the building, thus making the mechanical systems 40 percent more efficient than a standard building
  • The maximization of natural daylight to save energy
  • Geothermal heating and cooling system

The facility is designed for LEED Silver certification, which will ensure energy savings, greenhouse gas emission reductions, water efficiency, improved indoor air quality and increased recycling and material use. The maintenance building, which will house more than 26 pieces of essential snow removal equipment, is projected for completion in the fall of 2013.

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Miron Construction Co., Inc., named 2012 Contractor of the Year by ENR Midwest, is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout the nation. Miron is currently listed 115th among all general contractors in the United States and among the top 10 construction companies serving the Midwest by Engineering News Record (based on revenue figures for 2011). Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build and general construction services and is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Negaunee, Mich., and Virginia, Minn. Miron is also the Official Provider of Construction Services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field. For more information, please visit miron-construction.com.

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