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HQ2 Update: September 2019

Sep 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Steve Melink

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.

If Melink can design and build an affordable Zero-Energy Building, all architects and engineers in the building industry should do the same.

 

 

Tags: HQ2, Zero-Energy Building

Steve Melink

Written by Steve Melink

Steve Melink is the founder of Melink Corporation. Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and holds a BSME degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Duke University. He is past president of the U.S. Green Building Council - Cincinnati Chapter; board member of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy; and former board member of Green Umbrella and Green Energy Ohio. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers and the Association of Energy Engineers.