Orlando Utility Commission (OUC) and Ajax Construction

Thank you Orlando Utility Commission (OUC) and Ajax construction.

Thank you for our recent collaboration on February 20, 2024, where we all participated in a system orientation training, which provided insights into the functionality and benefits of the PondHawk systems installed on the center’s stormwater ponds. We are thrilled to share a summary video of this visit, capturing the essence of our collaboration and commitment to sustainability.

We want to look back and extend our gratitude for hosting the PondHawk by LINNE Industries team during our visit to the groundbreaking St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center on November 10, 2023. It was an honor to witness firsthand the innovative strides being made in sustainable infrastructure.

Amber Salcedo-Sandra Burton-Orlando Utility Commission and Ajax Construction

The St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center stands as a beacon of sustainability, heralding a new era of eco-conscious utility facilities. As the first net-zero energy campus in Florida for a utility, its design and construction represent a bold step towards a greener future. We commend OUC and Ajax for their visionary leadership in spearheading this remarkable project.

Orlando Utility Commission and Ajax Construction

Our team was privileged to inspect the four PondHawk systems installed on the center’s stormwater ponds, contributing to its eco-friendly initiatives. These systems, meticulously installed under the guidance of Ajax Construction and Jacobs, exemplify the power of renewable energy in water management. By harnessing solar energy, the PondHawk systems enhance water quality, reduce odors, and promote sustainability.

The St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center is a testament to OUC’s unwavering commitment to reliability, affordability, and sustainability. Upon its completion, the center will serve as a showcase for future net-zero energy buildings, inspiring communities to embrace green infrastructure and renewable energy solutions. 

It’s an honor to be chosen by OUC as we collectively strive for net-zero emissions and a greener tomorrow. To that end, we’re delighted to shine a spotlight on the substantial tax credit value tied to our system. The PondHawk system not only elevates environmental stewardship but also offers enticing financial perks. We’ve undergone rigorous vetting to be listed as an “Integrated System” that is sales tax exempt by the State of Florida. Now, any entity utilizing our PondHawk solar-powered systems, like HOAs, builders, and commercial stormwater ponds, will enjoy a 6% tax exemption statewide in Florida.

Once again, thank you, OUC, Ajax, and Jacobs for your hospitality and partnership. Together, we are paving the way towards a brighter, greener tomorrow.


Sandra Burton, CEO PondHawk by LINNE Industries

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