Late in 2014, George Washington University took a big step forward in its quest to increase its status as a research institution when it opened its 500,000 square-foot Science and Engineering Hall in Foggy Bottom.
Constructing one of the DC region’s largest Academic and Research facilities in the middle of the city required a lot of planning and coordination. Electrical Alliance contractor, Mona Electric Group, Inc., was the perfect electrical contractor to take on the challenge. Mona was responsible for all of the electrical and fire alarm work on the project.
With the capacity to treat 370 million gallons of water per day, the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest in the world, and what it does with its waste is creating buzz around the world. The plant can now produce up to 10 megawatts of power from its waste – an amount of energy that could easily power thousands of homes.
Blue Plains is managed by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) which provides drinking water, sewage collection and sewage treatment to the residents of the Washington D.C. metro area. More than ten years ago DC Water began planning for what is now considered to be one of the most sophisticated wastewater treatment plants in the world. The facility sets a new quality standard for water treatment while substantially reducing its carbon footprint.