Solar Canopy Installed at Mount Rushmore National Memorial
(KEYSTONE, S. Dak., April 19, 2019) – A 346-kW carport solar system at Mount Rushmore was unveiled April 22. The new Thomas Jefferson Solar Canopy is a collaboration of installer Pivot Energy, park operator Xanterra Travel Collection, and our firm. The system is estimated to save the park over $40,000 in energy costs annually.
We were honored to be involved in a unique engineering project like this. Anytime we have an opportunity to work with great partners like Xanterra and Pivot Energy to honor an American icon like Mount Rushmore through our commitment to renewable energy, we consider it a win for everyone.”
The solar structure will generate over half of the electricity used at Xanterra’s gift shop and restaurant at Mount Rushmore. It is estimated to reduce existing greenhouse gas emissions by 24 percent. When parking vehicles under the array, visitors are protected from the elements and can enjoy unobstructed views of the Memorial provided by the distinct angular design of the 975 solar panels atop the carport.
NCARB Announces Newly Elected Leaders
Continuing his long-standing service to the profession, Principal Jon Baker has been named First Vice President/President-elect of the organization.
DLR Group and the Department of General Services Partner on Energy Management Plan for District of Columbia
The energy management plan for the district’s portfolio of government buildings will dramatically reduce energy use in more than 25.7 million SF of real estate.
Construction Begins on Long-Awaited Compton High School
Our design reimagines the district’s oldest high school and transforms the learning environment for all Compton students and educators.
Thinking Outside of the (Big) Box Recognized by Fast Company
Our approach to community-centric mall redevelopment has been recognized by Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas Awards.”
Chaffey College Taps DLR Group for Planning and Design Services
A new library and learning commons will enhance student access to resources, and a new campus master plan will accommodate future growth.
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