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Collaborative project between Plaza Realty & Management, MHR Development, and Clocktower Close Condos earns 5th Annual Change Makers Award

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June 2019

Solar panels on the roof are expected to save up to $50,000 a year and $1.4 million in energy costs over 20 years, according to Mark Robbins of MHR Development.  As much as 75% of the school’s energy will be created by renewable energy, he said during a presentation for the Board of Education on Monday, June 10.

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May 2019

Solar panels are being installed on the roof of New Canaan Town Hall.  This is the first of five town roofs that will reap energy savings with the help of solar ... Robbins has spoken at town meetings and is behind the inspiration to get solar.  He said Wilton schools dropped the cost of energy by 81 percent by doing so.

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April 2019

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday unanimously approved two contracts that will see solar power systems installed on town buildings in New Canaan for the first time.  If all goes as planned, the new photovoltaic or ‘PV’ systems could be up and running at Town Hall, the Animal Care building at the New Canaan Nature Center, Waveny Pool house and Highway Department garage prior to next winter, officials said at the selectmen’s regular meeting.

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December 2018

The School Sisters of Notre Dame of the Atlantic-Midwest Province are showing their commitment to ecological responsibility by establishing solar power at their complex on Belden Hill Road in Wilton Connecticut.  On December 17, 2018 they turned on their two solar arrays – a 122 kW ground-mounted system (Solar Garden) and a 37 kW roof-mounted system (on top of Lourdes Healthcare Center) – for the first time. Read more.

Parks & Rec Supports Solar Carport Near Pool

November 2018

The Parks & Recreation Commission unanimously supported a solar carport at its meeting Nov. 14.

It would be part of the town’s multi-building clean energy initiative. Solar panels are being considered for the roofs of a number of town-owned buildings, including Town Hall, the Department of Public Works Garage, the New Canaan Nature Center Animal Care Center, Fire Headquarters and Waveny Pool house.

MHR Receives Stamford 2030 Award

October 2018

MHR's School Sisters of Notre Dame's project was honored October 16th 2018.  MHR provided consulting and project management services to complete a comprehensive energy efficiency project on their 38-acre campus in Wilton, Connecticut. The scope included envelope improvements, high-efficiency LED lighting, modulating steam boilers, water conservation measures, heat destratification, and two planned solar installations and two solar installations. 

August 2018

When you don’t own your roof, walls, or HVAC system, how can you improve energy efficiency or invest in renewables? The Tenant’s Triumph examines this question through the lenses of behavioral techniques and technical steps companies can employ. On August 17, 2018 MHR teamed up with the Institute for Market Transformation and and the Climate Collaborative to deliver this informative webinar. 

Humberto J. Rocha, New Canaan News | July 2018

NEW CANAAN — New Canaan could soon join neighboring Wilton and Darien in installing solar panels on town buildings.  Town officials are looking at five potential sites for the solar panels — town hall, the public works garage, the Waveny pool house, the fire station and the nature center animal care building. Read More.

Jeannette Ross, The Wilton Bulletin | July 2018

You might say the solar array at the School Sisters of Notre Dame was the result of foresight and divine inspiration.  “Earlier this month, the Vatican convened a meeting attended by executives from many of the largest global energy companies,” Caelie Haines, communications director for the congregation’s Atlantic-Midwest Province, said in a statement in June. Read More.

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