Massey’s Plate Glass & Aluminum and Pat Munger Construction Go Green
07/10/2010

Solar Energy Satisfies 40 to 50% of Their Energy Needs

Online PR News – 10-July-2010 – – Branford, CT— Through grants from The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are successfully operating at Massey’s Plate Glass And Aluminum, Inc. and Pat Munger Construction Company, Inc.

The 12.6-kilowatt solar PV installation on the roof above Massey’s Plate Glass & Aluminum was designed by Spire Solar and installed by Pat Munger Construction. The 70 solar panel array supplies more than 41 percent of Massey's electricity needs. CCEF’s grant of $45,424 helped to defray more than one third of the total project cost.

“We are pleased with our decision to go ‘green’ by pursuing this sustainable energy solution for our business and we applaud Munger Construction for a job well done,” said Massey CEO, Robert Massey Jr.

The solar array mounted on the roof above Pat Munger Construction is also a 12.6-kilowatt, 70-panel system designed by Spire Solar and installed by Pat Munger Construction. It is generating approximately 50 percent of Munger's electricity needs. The solar electric system is one component of the company’s Green Initiative and was made possible, in part, by a grant of $45,760 from CCEF’s On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program, which helped to defray more than one third of the total project cost.

“Installing PV solar panels on the roof of our corporate office is allowing us the benefits of solar energy usage, as well as providing us with the experience necessary to offer these types of services to our customers,” stated David DeMaio, Munger president. “Overall it is a win/win situation.”

Lise Dondy, CCEF president, said, “Businesses, municipalities and other institutions around the state continue to turn to solar technology to help control their energy costs, demonstrate the benefits of clean energy alternatives and protect the environment. The solar arrays that generate clean energy for Massey’s and Munger Construction are a great reminder of the power of solar.”

About the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF)
CCEF was created by the Connecticut General Assembly and is funded by the electric ratepayers. CCEF’s mission is to promote, develop and invest in clean energy sources for the benefit of Connecticut’s ratepayers in order to strengthen Connecticut’s economy, protect community health, improve the environment, and promote a secure energy supply for the state. CCEF is administered by Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public authority. For information on CCEF: www.ctcleanenergy.com. Emily Smith, Managing Director, External Relations Connecticut Innovations; (860) 257-2337

About Pat Munger Construction
Since 1968, Munger has delivered a great experience for industrial and commercial customers in central Connecticut and along the shoreline. 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 prefabricated 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.