The BKD Building in Springfield, MO was experiencing large demand charges that were causing spikes in energy charges every month. The building had outdated lighting, couldn’t monitor its energy usage, and had a large unused space on its roof, which was several stories up in the middle of downtown Springfield.
The solution was to do a complete energy analysis and then implement several strategies. First, the entire building was converted to LED lighting, both exterior and interior. Next, HVAC systems were modified so as not to create demand spikes. Then, 464 high-efficiency 320-watt solar panels were lifted by crane and installed on top of the building. Two large inverters were installed that now turn the sun’s clean energy for the building or the city to use.