Construction Begins on Rooftop Solar Array at Headquarters

Expected to offset roughly 35% of the recently renovated office building’s electricity consumption

(April 27, 2023) – NorthPoint Development launches second solar project in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area as they continue to deploy the company’s sustainability and energy vision across its nationwide portfolio – ensuring top-tier assets in energy, technology, and sustainability, including carbon reduction, energy resilience, renewable energy, and sustainable development practices.

Physical work on the rooftop array has begun and will consist of 528 panels, with a system size of 230 kW. On average, the solar array is expected to generate 35% of the building’s energy consumption over its 30-year life. Once operational, the solar rooftop array is expected to reduce NorthPoint’s carbon footprint by 300,000 tons per year and 8,000,000 tons over the life of the project. In addition to the rooftop solar array, NorthPoint Development is expanding its EV charging capabilities and beginning advanced metering and data analytics for its energy consumption.

“As we continue to help our tenants achieve their clean energy targets, we are doing the same for ourselves. We want to lead by example and show our commitment to our plan, which starts at home or, in our case, our headquarters. We have been anxiously waiting for the building renovation to conclude and the installation of our new roof so we could begin having clean energy power the building,” said Charles Blaschke, VP of Energy & Sustainability at NorthPoint Development. “This will serve as an example and showcase to our tenants, investors, and team members to learn about the technologies and processes of deploying clean energy assets, and it will help our project teams across the county deliver similar projects on their buildings.”

NorthPoint aims to share its commitment to this solar program with future co-tenants. They have two fully furnished, vacant floors available for lease, and this is a great way to share their space with others with similar sustainability goals.

The solar system design and installation are being completed by Lifetime Solar, a Kansas City-based solar company, and Pinnacle Energy Services as the commissioning agent. This rooftop solar array is in addition to the two-phase renovation NorthPoint Development completed from August 2021 to November 2022, revitalizing nearly 150,000 square feet of the 260,457 square-foot building.

About NorthPoint Development
Established in 2012, NorthPoint Development is a privately held real estate operating company specializing in developing, leasing, and managing Class A industrial and multi-family properties. We invest alongside our partners through various fund and venture structures to develop industrial and multi-family assets. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors with a data-driven approach to site
acquisitions and a high level of technical expertise in engineering, architecture, and construction. Through our in-house suite of services, NorthPoint can provide end-to-end expertise, leading to expedited solutions. Today, the company is part of a network of eleven companies with a logistics focus and an emphasis on a factory-to-front-door approach. We’ve developed and managed over 169.4 million square feet of industrial space. It’s estimated that our developments have created more than 110,000 jobs and supported more than 557 industrial clients across the United States. We continue to operate with an entrepreneurial spirit guided by our Core Values, enabling us to deliver exceptional results for our team members, clients, and communities.

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