CHESHIRE, CT – The Lane Construction Corporation has completed a year-long project to take advantage of renewable energy with the installation of a 1,666 module-array on the roof, property, and carports in the parking lot of its Corporate Office in Cheshire, CT.
The system is expected to produce more than 760,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually (98% of the electricity used in the office), thus avoiding over 540 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, the annual carbon dioxide equivalent of taking 117 cars off the road. Installing this system is a step toward reducing Lane’s carbon footprint and it will create savings on energy bills for decades to come.
The project also included the installation of four electric vehicle (EV) chargers, free to employees and visitors who drive electric cars. When in full electric mode, an electric car produces zero emissions. Smog and greenhouse gas emissions are also greatly reduced, even when considering the electricity generation needed to power the vehicles. (Drive Clean, 2021).
“Not only are we looking forward to the financial benefits of going green, we’re also thankful for the opportunity to do our part for the environment by taking these important steps to reduce our CO2 emissions,” said Robert Hoffman, Director of Mechanical at Lane.
This socially responsible project is the first solar installation project for Lane, which is owned by parent company Webuild Group. The project is in support of the Group’s sustainability strategy which identifies infrastructural sustainability and construction site sustainability as the two pillars upon which the Group’s commitment and reputation are fully based.
Webuild’s business is strongly oriented towards developing and building infrastructure that directly contributes to advancing the main Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-oriented) and transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
About Lane Construction
The Lane Construction Corporation is one of America’s leading construction companies, specializing in large, complex civil infrastructure. For over 130 years, it has contributed to the development of the country’s transportation systems including the Interstate Highway and a vast network of roads, bridges, airports, metros and railways. Lane specializes in mobility, tunneling, water and wastewater treatment plants to address sustainable development and climate change adaptation challenges. It is also a pioneer in project delivery methods and the use of design-build and public-private partnerships. Lane projects include the C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir in Florida, an Everglades restoration effort; I-10 Corridor Express Lanes in California; the LYNX Blue Line Extension in North Carolina; the Anacostia River Tunnel in Washington, D.C.; the I-395 Express Lanes Extension in Virginia; and the Unionport Bridge Replacement in Bronx, New York. Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, it is wholly owned by Webuild, a global infrastructure group. For more information, visit www.laneconstruct.com. For more details about the parent company, visit webuildgroup.com.
About Webuild Group
Webuild, the new group born in 2020 from Salini Impregilo, is a leading global player in the construction of large, complex projects for sustainable mobility, clean hydro energy, clean water, green buildings, supporting clients in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Group is the expression of 115 years of engineering experience applied in 50 countries on five continents with 70,000 direct and indirect employees from more than 100 nationalities. Recognized for five years by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as the world leader in water infrastructure (such as dams, hydraulic tunnels, water and wastewater management, and water treatment and desalination plants), it ranks since 2018 among the top 10 in the environment sector and it is also leader in sustainable mobility (especially metro and rail lines, in addition to roads and bridges). A signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the Group’s expertise is displayed in projects such as the M4 metro line in Milan, Grand Paris Express, Cityringen in Copenhagen, Sydney Metro Northwest, Red Line North Underground in Doha, Line 3 of the Riyadh Metro and the high-speed railways in Italy. Other projects include the new Genoa Bridge and the Long Beach International Gateway (formerly the Gerald Desmond Bridge) in Long Beach, California, the expansion of the Panama Canal, the Snowy 2.0 hydroelectric power station in Australia, the Rogun hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, the Anacostia River and Northeast Boundary tunnels in Washington, D.C. and the Al Bayt 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. In 2020, the Group’s total order backlog reached €41.7 billion, with 89% of the backlog of construction orders involving projects that support the SDGs set by the United Nations. Webuild, subject to direction and coordination by Salini Costruttori SpA, is headquartered in Italy and is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana: WBD; Reuters: WBD.MI; Bloomberg: WBD:IM).