MINNEAPOLIS, MN – October 2, 2014 – GreenMark, in partnership with Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and Ameresco, today announced the beginning of construction of the largest solar power installation in Minnesota history at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The 3-megawatt installation, housed on the top deck of two Terminal 1 parking ramps, is expected to increase the state’s cumulative solar capacity by roughly 20 percent.
The historic project will also include converting 7,700 metal halide light fixtures in all four parking ramps to energy-saving LED technology and increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations at MSP to 18. Work is expected to be completed by October 2015. In addition to its environmental benefits, the project is expected to generate direct economic gains for the airport and solar businesses in Minnesota.
"GreenMark is proud to have initiated and helped assemble this historic solar, energy efficiency and marketing partnership. This project is ushering in a new era in scaled solar implementation in our part of the country,” said Mark Andrew, the founder of GreenMark. “A dramatic expansion of renewable energy is key to our future quality of life. We are proud to be on the leading edge of scaled solar development in Minnesota."
GreenMark has been a strategic partner since the inception of the project 36 months ago, when MAC reached out to the company to help identify potential solar solutions and developers for this historic project. The company was the only vendor hired by the MAC to be their sustainable marketing partner, with the hope that this project will serve as a platform for other green projects at the MSP airport in water, waste management, technology and operations.
GreenMark originates, develops and brands customized initiatives that improve the environment, advance client business goals and drive lasting brand value. We work only with select partners that have sustainability goals in the corporate, non-profit and public arenas. GreenMark was founded by Mark Andrew in 2007. Visit our website at greenmark.us.com.