Mount Fair Farm Energy Efficiency Study

Crozet, VA

Mount Fair Farm Energy Efficiency Study

Scope of Services
Energy Efficiency Consulting
SREC Monetization

The owners of Mount Fair Farm, a private residence and horse farm in Albemarle County, Virginia, are committed to reducing the environmental footprint of their property. In addition to installing a 110 kW solar PV array, they hired 2RW to help identify ways to reduce electricity usage.

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To help Mount Fair Farm identify potential energy-savings opportunities, 2RW:

  • Worked closely with the owner to establish energy efficiency and management goals
  • Analyzed the property’s historical electricity usage and demand to understand usage patterns
  • Conducted lighting assessments in the house, barn, horticultural, and riding spaces and infrared thermal imaging of the house and barn

Based on the results of the study, 2RW recommended a variety of potential energy-saving opportunities including:

  • Adding weather sealing and improving insulation to reduce air leakage and thermal inefficiencies
  • Installing energy monitoring systems to alert owners when energy demand or usage exceeds a specified threshold so they can proactively make adjustments—before their energy bill increases
  • Upgrading lighting to reduce electricity usage while meeting the lighting requirements of diverse living and work spaces
  • Installing programmable thermostats to reduce unnecessary heating and cooling loads
  • Establishing a solar renewable energy credit (SREC) trading account to monetize RECs produced by the property’s PV array and shorten its payback period
Scope of Services
Energy Efficiency Consulting
SREC Monetization

OWNER: Mount Fair, LLC

TIMEFRAME: 2018 – present

SIZE: Varies