French Hill Farm, AURORA, OR

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VALUE DELIVERED

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Expert energy auditing
  • Ability to meet energy objectives with minimal renovations and lower costs than originally anticipated
  • Installation of appropriate amount of new equipment to meet the clients’ requirements
  • Maximum use of federal and state tax rebates.

OBJECTIVES

To achieve 'net zero'” energy usage.

SCOPE OF WORK

Initially, this client asked Dynalectric to help it achieve its net zero energy goal by installing an extensive solar array. After conducting an energy and solar audit, however, Dynalectric recommended changing to high-efficiency interior lighting, a suggestion that required minimal time and expense, but which reduced the facilities’ energy consumption by 35 percent. This allowed the client to install a smaller 88-kilowatt solar array that provides nearly 100 percent of the facility’s electrical requirements, while effectively meeting the client’s energy goals. Furthermore, with federal and state tax credits and rebates, the client saved $210,000 on an installation that will pay for itself in approximately six years.

SOLUTIONS

The NJFFB promotes the well-being of the blind in the State of New Jersey; provides rehabilitation services; and stimulates and encourages social, economic and recreational development to foster independence. The organization offers a diverse program, including Braille, cane travel, typing, script writing, computer literacy and navigation skills, telephone dialing, money folding, cooking, laundry skills, personal grooming, nutrition and health, music appreciation, and arts and crafts.

BACKGROUND

Specializing in English-style riding, French Hill Farm Riding Academy opened its doors in 1997 and is now the foremost place to take riding lessons in the Portland-Salem area. Situated on 42 acres of rolling grasslands with tall trees, French Hill Farm offers a beautiful setting for an equestrian facility with grass pastures, trails, and a 45-stall barn. There is a large outdoor and two indoor arenas. The goal of the program is to teach students how to ride, handle, and groom horses safely and to the best of their ability.

ENTERTAINMENT/HOSPITALITY
RECREATION

 

OPERATING COMPANY:
Dynalectric Company (Oregon)

CLIENT:
French Hill Farm

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR:
Dynalectric Company (Oregon)

SCHEDULE:
4 months from conceptual design and budgeting to completion.

COST:
$575,000, including lighting retrofit, miscellaneous building wiring upgrades, and solar installation

 

 

 

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