Tiernan & Patrylo help to turn a Brownfield green

Date: April 17, 2017

Tiernan and Patrylo recently partnered with Hannah Solar on two roof-mount solar arrays atop their buildings in Peachtree City. The combined 755 kilowatt (kW) systems are just the latest addition to the properties, which the company recently revitalized under the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Brownfield program.

The Georgia EPD’s Brownfield program allows developers to purchase contaminated properties and remediate them with limited liability for preexisting contamination.  In exchange for Tiernan & Patrylo fronting the costs of the cleanup, the state of Georgia assumes the liability for groundwater contamination and cleanup, as well as the contamination and cleanup of any surrounding properties. Once the buildings were completed, the company decided to take it a step further by adding solar panels.

“As an engineer, I have always been interested in solar systems, both photovoltaic and passive solar collectors,” said President and CEO of Tiernan and Patrylo, John Tiernan. “The return on investment for us, given the tax credits and accelerated depreciation, made it a simple decision.”

The buildings house the new headquarters for global aerospace industry leader, Wencor Group, and Assa Abloy, the world’s largest door manufacturer. The installations combined generate an average of 1,057,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually — producing enough energy to power the equivalent of about 78 homes.

Tiernan & Patrylo should be very proud of these buildings,” said Pete Marte, Founder and CEO of Hannah Solar. “We are honored that they trusted us with the solar system design and installation – making this brown real estate very green!”


About Tiernan & Patrylo:

Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc. is a design, engineering and construction firm established in 1984 and headquartered in Peachtree City, GA.  We were recently ranked 77th largest construction management firm by ENR magazine. Our principals are licensed professional engineers who are actively involved in every project. Each job is staffed with a project manager and superintendent to provide continuity from the conceptual phase through to completion and start-up of the facility.  Appropriate design team professionals, including licensed engineers and architects, and supporting office staff make our projects a success. www.tpdesignbuild.com

About Hannah Solar:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hannah Solar is a full service solar integrator dedicated to providing the very best in engineering, products, installation and operations & maintenance of solar arrays, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, Tesla® Powerwall 2 storage systems and Generac® backup generators.

Our team is comprised of NABCEP certified solar experts, licensed master electricians in GA, AL, MS, NC, SC, & TN, project management professionals, business development managers, designers and installers—working together to serve our clients as a reliable and experienced resource in sustainable energy integration.  Hannah Solar   www.hannahsolar.com