Avenue Center: Growing Avenue’s Community Investment Programs
Avenue Center is focused on sustainability - in our community, in creating economic opportunity, and in safeguarding the environment.
The new community hub will include a 30 kilowatt rooftop solar array and parking canopy with a 5.2 kilowatt array. The rooftop alone will remove more than 30,000 lbs or carbon dioxide per year from the environment - the equivalent of planting 600 trees! The full collection of solar panels is anticipated to save Avenue approximately 10% on electricity, which means there is less dollars spent on overhead and more to serve the community of greater Northside.
To promote clean transportation, Avenue will use an electric vehicle for tours and internal use. Avenue Center will provide solar powered electric vehicle charging stations under the parking canopy. The Center is located on the light rail, with bike racks on site to encourage employees and visitors to commute by bicycle, resulting in fuel savings and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
These green and sustainable upgrades are made possible through a generous grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.