Goal To Learn How Solar Energy Can Become A Financially Sustainable Connecticut Industry
Online PR News – 29-September-2011 – – Branford, CT; State Senator Edward Meyer recently toured Pat Munger Construction's headquarters along with area sustainable energy manufacturing leaders to learn how to catalyze solar energy to become a financially sustainable industry in Connecticut. The group hosted by David DeMaio, Munger's President, included Ben Kaplan, CFO of SolarUS Inc., Thomas Massaro, Owner of Innovative Engineering Services, and Gus Kellogg, CEO of GreenLeaf Biofuels, Inc., and Jeffrey Lendroth, Munger's Sustainable Energy Consultant.
Tour members learned about the recently approved comprehensive energy reform bill (SB 1243) signed by Governor Malloy on July 1. "Through the new bill and the synergy of companies like the ones present in this tour, it's our hope to have a booming solar energy business here in Connecticut", stated Senator Meyer. "We’re really listening for the first time in a long time.”
Currently the payback for business owners who invest in solar technology is more than 12 years. A goal of the new bill is to reduce that to as low as five years. According to Lendroth, “Connecticut offers a opportunity to offset the highest energy costs in the country ¬– second only to Hawaii. If you can invest in a solar energy array with a seven to eight year payback, you can reap the benefits for 25 to 30 years”.
About Pat Munger Construction Company, Inc.:
Since 1968, Munger has delivered a great experience for industrial and commercial customers in Connecticut. Customers benefit from cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient, and environmentally sound buildings that facilitate a relationship among people, technology and space. As turnkey general contractor we work in cooperation with architects, designers and end users in order to integrate the optimal technology from leading suppliers into well-designed new buildings, additions, repairs and remodeling. Our value engineered solutions apply the best mix of pre-engineered steel, structural steel, wood and masonry with sustainable construction and “green” building practices. Munger professionals embrace and maintain LEED AP credentials and other important certifications and proficiencies. Client operations remain in full swing with minimal disruption from site planning and construction through certificate of occupancy. Proven by an array of successful projects, repeat customers, skilled and loyal people, Munger’s reputation as a quality builder shines brightly.