Melink’s super-green HQ2 is approaching the 90% completion mark. The windows are installed and the curtain walls and doors are next. The sidewalks are being poured and the solar canopy will be erected very soon. Then the courtyard pavers and asphalt parking lot will be installed. The two ponds will be combined into a larger one and the landscaping will follow.
Inside, the framing and drywall is nearly completed. The zone heating/cooling, plumbing, and electric is also nearly completed with our super-hybrid geothermal system going in after the floor area is epoxied next week. Most of our innovations and patentable products will revolve around this showcase system. Stay tuned for more information on this as we work through the details.
Painting and carpeting should begin in October with the furniture and fixtures quickly following. The building should be 99% complete by the end of that month with just punch-list items and commissioning in November. Melink Solar & Geo should be able to move-in in December and officially start its first month of lease in January.
SonLight Power’s staff will also be relocating to our HQ2 in January as part of strategic partnership to promote solar and all the positive benefits, including lower operating costs and long-term sustainability and resiliency. In February, we will have our annual Company Meeting and hold an internal grand opening for our employees.
In April we plan to host a separate grand opening for our customers and other stakeholders. We hope to attract a national keynote speaker to further promote the message that Zero-Energy Buildings are proven, practical, and profitable. If Melink can design and build an affordable zero-energy building, all architects and engineers in the building industry should do the same.