Solar Power Company Bend Completes Net-Zero HQ in Central District
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Long-standing Bend-based solar power company Sunlight Solar Energy has set a milestone with the completion of its new net-zero energy headquarters at 150 NE Hawthorne Avenue in the Central District of Bend.
“Sunlight Solar wants to see the Central Bend District thrive and is proud to be a new partner in this growing region,” said Paul Israel, President of Sunlight Solar Energy.
“The building shows what energy efficient commercial construction should be. Often times, the commercial construction industry lags behind the residential construction industry in energy efficient design. This is how buildings should and be constructed, ”Israel says.
Real estate developer and owner of the neighboring commercial land, Kurt Petrich of Petrich Properties, added: “The Sunlight Solar name has been an undisputed leader in energy development. “Every Bend needs more net zero energy commercial buildings,” he said.
The 14,000-square-foot, two-story building will serve as the company’s home and will also house Bend Central Co-Working. A coworking space primarily intended for green and progressive companies. The new tenants are Kôr Community Land Trust, which builds affordable net-zero energy homes, Oregon Wild, which works to protect and restore Oregon’s wild lands, wildlife and waters, and the Great Basin. Institute, a field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation.
The building is powered by 40,000 watts of Tesla solar roofs, which are expected to produce 100% of the annual electricity used by the building. The energy efficient design will surpass state energy codes and be built to net zero guidelines. There will be several charging areas for electric vehicles.
“Electric vehicles are the present, not the future,” said Robert Johnson, Oregon signing supervisor at Sunlight Solar.
Located in the central district of Bend, we will encourage cycling and walking for its employees. Based on the national website www.walkscore.com, the site has a score of “75 or very walkable” and “85 very accessible by bike”.
“I have always loved this neighborhood. It is the link between the east and west sides of the city and has easy access to downtown Bend, ”Israel said.
Grown in Bend, SSE is a solar power, EV charging and battery backup design and installation company with five offices nationwide.
For more information, contact Paul Israel at [email protected] or 860 / 617-6527.