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GRID to Provide Solar Photovoltaic Projects for LACCD

LOS ANGELES, CA – GRID Partners, a solar development firm located in Los Angeles, CA was recently selected by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) as one of five solar firms to qualify in a recent Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by LACCD.

GRID was selected to the Shortlist of Applicants in a District Wide Pre-Qualification request and will be eligible to compete for solar photovoltaic projects once they have been identified by LACCD. Several firms responded to the RFQ and were scored on factors ranging from project experience to key personnel and the overall ability to manage solar construction projects.

"Our firm is very excited about being selected as a solar partner by the Los Angeles Community College District," said Dan Weinstein, GRID Managing Partner. Weinstein added that "all of the partners at GRID look forward to working with the district in identifying renewable projects that will increase energy efficiency, reduce consumption and improve amenities at each campus."

GRID Partners is a fully integrated developer providing one-stop solar solutions to public agencies and private commercial property owners. GRID has assembled one of the most experienced team of professionals in the industry, including general contractor Morrow Meadows Corp. and international renowned architectural firm Gensler. GRID offers clients various and unique project financing solutions, having raised, deployed and structured over $10 Billion worth of transactions over the past decade.

LACCD is the largest community college district in the United States, serving more than 250,000 students annually at nine colleges, spread throughout 36 cities in the greater Los Angeles area.

LAZ Parking, GRID Partners Team to 'Green' Parking Facilities

Clean, Renewable Energy Projects to be installed throughout U.S. locations

LOS ANGELES, CA – LAZ Parking, one of the largest parking companies in the nation with a portfolio of nearly half a million spaces announced today that it has teamed with Los Angeles based GRID Partners to retrofit a number of its existing parking facilities across the United States with solar shaded canopies, an effort that could potentially generate well in excess of 20 MW of power, or enough renewable energy to power over 5,000 homes.

"The solar shading that we intend to develop at our properties, in tandem with GRID Partners, will not only save energy but will help LAZ fulfill its mission to provide the highest caliber of services within the parking industry," said Alan Lazowski, Chairman and CEO of LAZ Parking. "Our partnership with GRID allows us to provide the absolute best service to our clients while helping to Green the existing facilities we have across the United States."

Initially, LAZ Parking intends to offer this state-of-the-art GRID product to a number of its clients throughout the nation. When completed, it will offer to individuals parking at LAZ managed facilities additional amenities by providing shaded parking which will create greater protection from the elements for customers. Other benefits from these canopies include improved lighting which provides increased security as well as EV charging stations, which will allow for the anticipated increased demand in electric vehicles.

"Our team at GRID is very excited to work with LAZ to install our new solar shaded product because it will provide greater amenities for their existing customers and demonstrate LAZ's extensive commitment to energy sustainability," said GRID Managing Partner Dan Weinstein.

LAZ is a national parking company, headquartered in Harford, CT, with regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Since being formed nearly three decades ago, the Company operates in 21 states with annual revenues in excess of $500M. LAZ's parking portfolio includes commercial office buildings, regional malls, hotels, hospitals, stand alone garages, surface parking lots, valet parking sites, concierge services, and universities, among many others.