Client ProfileXanterra Parks and Resorts owns and operates concessions in a number of our national parks including Yellowstone, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Park. Their Sustainability Program’s most recent project was this LEED Platinum employee dormitory located near Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
The new building in front of Old Faithful Geyser and the Old Faithful Inn
PRODUCTION41,972 kWh per year
PANELS108 Solarworld 285-Watt Panels
INVERTERSolectria PVI 28-TL
MOUNTSnapNrack Series 100 with Seam Clamp Attachment
WARRANTY25-Year Power Warranty, 10-Year Installation Warranty
By installing this 30 kW solar array on the ample roof space of the new dorm, Xanterra was easily able to meet the platinum-level renewable energy LEED criteria required. Other notable elements of the project were passive solar design elements for heating and cooling, LED lighting with sophisticated control systems, and super insulation measures.
Unique ChallengesBecause of Old Faithful’s remote location, it was a challenging project for many reasons, but with careful coordination with Xanterra and the National Parks Service, Onsite Energy was able to successfully execute the installation in September, 2015.
Testimonial"Xanterra Parks & Resorts recently had the pleasure of working with Onsite Energy on a solar install on our newly constructed Paintbrush employee residence at Old Faithful. This project was certified as Yellowstone’s first LEED Platinum building, and the addition of a renewable energy component was integral in helping us to achieve this prestigious accolade. The folks at Onsite Energy were knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to work with throughout the process and we look forward to future projects to help reduce our impact in the world’s first national park."
-Dylan Hoffman--Director of Sustainability--Yellowstone National Park Lodges
The newly completed LEED-Platinum Paintbrush Dormitory