We know that the construction business is waste and energy-intensive, so as general contractors, our decisions and actions carry great responsibility. To that end, we are pleased to announce that Overaa’s Richmond headquarters has gone 100% solar!
In 2016, we added our first solar array to our rooftop and recently completed an additional 5,852 SF carport structure. Together, the system produces approximately 194,151 KW per year of energy, enough to power our offices, shop, and prefabrication yard most days of the year. On days that this is not enough, we source our supplemental energy from MCE Solar One, a 10.5 megawatt solar farm that Overaa helped build in 2018 (we designed and built the concrete pedestals.)
The energy generated from Overaa’s solar system is equivalent to 137 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions avoided. This is equal to 23.9 homes’ electricity use in one year, removing 29.1 passenger vehicles from the road each year, or the carbon sequestered by 162 acres of US forest in one year.
Overaa is committed to a sustainable future and we are proud to do all we can to help reduce our carbon footprint and be environmentally responsible.