Reno Contracting is observing Earth Day on April 22, with recognition of the company’s contributions to efficient sustainable practices throughout the year. Reno specializes in solar PV and sustainable “green” building in addition to its core build-to-suit construction services.
Through its Reno Solar division formed three years ago, the company has generated 20 Megawatts of solar energy for clients through diverse projects including parking lot canopies, freestanding/ground-mounted solar structures, roof-mounted solar structures and custom-designed solar applications. In terms of CO2 offsets, this amount of solar energy is equivalent to taking approximately 2,000 cars off the road for an entire year.
Additionally, as part of its own internal practices, Reno has diverted approximately 30,000 tons of waste from construction projects since December 2011, and more than 90,000 tons of waste since the beginning of 2009, accounting for an average 72% of construction debris diverted from going to a landfill.
“We see our commitment to conservation and energy efficiency as much more than being a good corporate citizen,” said Reno President Walt Fegley. “The recycling practices we participate in should be the norm, not the exception. Recycling is just one component of overall sustainability and we have a responsibility to do our part to promote a sustainable environment through our own practices, as well as in the services we provide.