Solar Power at Florida Gulf Coast University
Being “GREEN” is more than just the materials used to build a facility. It’s also knowing how a building uses energy through both natural resources and the systems designed to make the building operate. Matern is well versed in energy-saving concepts for building systems. We have performed lighting retrofits, central energy plant life cycle cost analysis for various HVAC concepts, geothermal designs, and solar domestic water heating and photovoltaic systems designs for numerous clients throughout the State of Florida.
We provide comparative system studies for the majority of our projects; looking for long-term and first cost savings for Owners. We have a core team of professionals who specialize in energy modeling, utility analysis, thermal energy, and solar power. This group has been thoroughly trained in building simulation software and individuals of the group are Certified to Calculate Florida Energy Code and Certified in Energy Management.
Our team is one of the largest thermal energy storage designers in Florida. We most recently expanded the Indian River State College Central Energy Plant with thermal energy storage. This energy-saving technology qualified the college for $375,000 in energy rebates from the power company, as well as saving $50,000 annually in utility expenses.
As solar and photovoltaic energy becomes more accessible and prominent, our team has been at the forefront of this technology. We have designed projects such as domestic solar water heating retrofits, solar vehicle charging stations, and solar power generation for parks and recreation facilities.
We are one of the preferred engineers of one of the nation’s largest ESCO firms and have completed numerous energy analysis/performance projects with them.
Some of those projects include:
- 350,000SF, 10 Buildings
- 500,000SF, 1 Building
- 200,000SF, 12 Buildings
- 200,000SF, 4 Buildings