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CEDARBURG – Kubala Washatko Architects recently installed a 20.54 kilowatt solar panel system for the roof of their Cedarburg facility.
TKWA is a full service architecture, planning and interior design firm that offers expertise for a wide variety of project types. TKWA also has offices in Milwaukee and Seattle and is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The company was looking for more sustainable ways to supply energy to its building.
TKWA partner and project architect Vince Micha said that as architects, they have the opportunity to tell their clients how to improve their sustainability.
“Whenever we can do something ourselves, we can tell our customers how useful it is,” he said. “I think it’s always better to have firsthand experience with it. This is in line with our values and what we think is important to our planet. Now instead of just talking, we can go for a walk. “
TKWA is a recognized leader in the design of highly sustainable buildings and has been awarded the Top Ten Green Projects award by the National American Institute of Architects for two projects it designed.
The installation of the solar modules was completed on December 9th.
Micha said it will generally produce roughly half of your facility’s annual electricity needs.
Micha also noted that her Cedarburg facility is the historic Cedarburg Light and Power Station and that with the installation of the solar panels the building will generate electricity again.
This year TKWA made further sustainable improvements to its building, e.g. B. the replacement of the boiler and the roof heating as well as the air conditioning to make them more energy efficient. TKWA also added an air purification system to improve the air quality of the building.