Join Town Officials and Ameresco to Celebrate the ‘Lifting of the Solar Panels’ to the Roof of the First of Six of Arlington’s Public Schools

WHAT:   

Town of Arlington officials from local schools and the general government, along with Ameresco, will host a photo event. Come see the crane lift the solar panels to the school rooftop. Speak with town officials to learn more about the project and the Town’s sustainability initiatives.

PROJECT DETAILS: 

  • Rooftop Solar installations on 6 schools
  • 716 kW installed capacity
  • 850,000 kWh in the first year of system operation; 16 million kWh over 20 years
  • In the first year, the 6 systems will prevent the emissions of 586 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent; the same as eliminating 123 cars off the road.
  • Over 20 years, the 6 systems will prevent the emissions of 11,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent; the same as eliminating 2,300 cars off the road.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:00 AM

WHERE: 

Dallin Elementary School
185 Florence Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476

RSVP by August 14th: This is an active construction site and hard hats will be required to ensure everyone’s safety. To get an accurate headcount, please RSVP to CarolAnn Hibbard by August 14th.

About the Town of Arlington

Arlington, founded over 350 years ago, remains proud of its history, even as it has grown into a thoroughly modern community. The birthplace of Uncle Sam, the location of the first public children’s library, and the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through it returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary War, Arlington has preserved many of its historical buildings and even recreated its town common. Once a thriving agriculture and mill town, Arlington’s excellent access to metropolitan Boston has made it a very desirable place to live. In 2010, the Town of Arlington was designated a Green Community, and recently was awarded its fourth grant. For more information, visit http://www.arlingtonma.gov.

About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.

Media Contacts:
For Town of Arlington – Joan Roman, Public Information Officer, jroman@town.arlington.ma.us
For Ameresco – CarolAnn Hibbard, (508) 661-2264; news@ameresco.com