Sargent & Lundy’s Solar Design Expertise Contributes to Sustainability in Higher Education

The firm’s carport solar project meets New Jersey college’s renewable energy goals

December 07, 2022 – Brookdale Community College, in partnership with Luminace, a Brookfield Renewable company, recently completed an installation of parking lot solar canopies on its Lincroft and Wall Township campuses in New Jersey. As the engineer of record (EOR) on the project, Sargent & Lundy was hired by Miller Bros., the engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contractor, to provide multi-discipline design services including civil, electrical, and structural engineering, as well as construction administration services.

The 5.4 MWdc Brookdale Solar project features over 10,000 modules across the two campuses in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The expedited design and construction for this project will serve as an example for future projects in other New Jersey counties as they pursue goals to reduce overall electric bills, curtail carbon footprints, and counter rising electricity costs.

“Our commitment to helping clients reach carbon-free energy solutions is continually proven by successful renewable energy projects such as this one,” said Sargent & Lundy Executive Vice President Thomas Meehan. “This project demonstrates our flexibility to provide a customized carport solution for a higher-education client in an expedited manner.”

Brookdale Solar project highlights:

  • Project teams successfully met the ambitious one-year timeline requirement, including limiting physical construction activities to the summer months when school was not in session.
  • Electric vehicle charging stations are incorporated throughout the project.
  • The project will yield over $3.5 million in savings over the lifetime of the project, benefitting the college.

Sargent & Lundy brings over 35 years of renewable energy engineering and advisory experience to its leadership position in the renewable energy sector. From serving as engineer of record, lender’s engineer, full-design architect-engineer, owner’s engineer (OE), or advisor, we actively work with clients in every project lifecycle stage. Our clients can trust us to provide knowledgeable, independent, and comprehensive support for evaluating, planning, designing, and deploying renewable energy and energy storage technologies. We value supporting the higher education community reach decarbonization goals and encourage job- and internship-seeking students to explore our career opportunities to be part of a sustainable, carbon-free energy future.

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