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Ashburn Recreation Center

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Genco, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Genco

    Genco Member

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    Question for anyone who may have more insight into the design of the Ashburn Recreation Center. Based upon the current design specs will they be incorporating solar panels on the roof of this facility. As there appears to be a significant amount of rooftop space I was curious if the facility would try to offset its energy use with solar energy.

    Here are some links to more information on the facility:
    Loudoun Government
    https://www.loudoun.gov/5261/Ashburn-Recreation-and-Community-Center

    The Burn Article
    https://www.theburn.com/2020/08/06/future-ashburn-rec-center-continues-to-make-progress/
     
  2. Genco

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    Update to post above:

    I heard from the county staff and the Project's budget does not provide funding for the solar array, but the roof will be prepared to install solar at a later date. I can't believe in this day and age they are not incorporating solar panels into this building. This is a bigger issue as solar arrays are not included in any project under consideration for construction. All these schools that have been built and none have solar arrays on their respective roofs.
     
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  3. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    One requires capital and a reserve to deal with upkeep and renewal...
    One requires a simple operating expense...

    Now consider why something that is not essential to the main focus is... easily put aside as 'nice to have...' :)
     

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