Standard Imaging is taking another step toward greater environmental sustainability, partnering with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to power its 3120 Deming Way operations with solar energy from a 5-megawatt (MW) solar array at Middleton Municipal Airport. Standard Imaging’s 200 shares of local solar will provide enough clean energy to power approximately 16% of its operations and will help offset about 105,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.
This new source for solar energy production adds to Standard Imaging’s own production of solar energy provided by the four 11.9 kW solar array trackers next to its facility. Standard Imaging has had a net zero carbon emissions strategy from the beginning when they built their facility back in 2007. They immediately installed their own solar trackers and a Geothermal heating and cooling system.
The unique HVAC system provides 100% of the air handling in the building and derives its heating and cooling from a series of liquid filled pipes that were drilled to a depth of 150 feet each. The fluids take on the constant temperature of the earth, which is then channeled to a variety of heat pumps which utilize the specific temperature to heat or cool as needed. Standard Imaging has maintained its goal of zero emissions directly from its facility since it was built.