Major improvements made at Electric Works ahead of fall construction

On July 22, we invited elected officials from the city and county, as well as representatives from the Downtown Trust and the Redevelopment Commission, to tour several buildings and see firsthand the amazing amount of clean-up, remediation and site-prep that’s been completed by Weigand Construction and its partners.

For example: we’ve removed more than 1,400 tons of material from campus already, and we’ve recycled / diverted from landfill another 900-plus tons. These efforts represent the following resource savings:

  • 1,553,716 Kilowatt Hours of Electricity from Recycling – enough power to fulfill the electricity needs of 1,554 homes per month
  • 914,485 gallons of water – enough fresh water to meet the daily fresh water needs for 12,193 people
  • 893 Cubic Yards of Landfill Airspace – enough airspace to meet the municipal waste disposal needs of 13,947 people per month

Most importantly, this initial work has been critical in ensuring the campus is ready to begin construction on time – and has been possible thanks to the early financial commitment from the Allen County Commissioners and Capital Improvement Board.