Park City, Utah
Spectrum Engineers provided consulting electrical engineering and lighting design for this 10,000 sq. ft. nature education visitor center that achieved LEED® Platinum and includes museum-quality exhibits. Spectrum designed a nominal 6 kW solar photovoltaic array utilizing 33 rooftop modules generating approximately 11,000 kWh per year. The project gained all three LEED® points under the Onsite Renewable Energy Credits section for LEED® documentation. Lighting includes the most energy-efficient lamps, ballasts and lighting controls. The building consumes less than 1 Watt per square foot for lighting power (well below the allowed lighting power density per the latest energy code). Exterior lighting meets the strictest dark skies rules, making the EcoCenter a good nighttime neighbor. The EcoCenter is a winner of the 2009 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award and a 2009 Governor’s Quality Growth Award.