Tradewinds Construction has garnered a sterling reputation for quality, safety, and honesty over the last three decades. One of the hallmarks of our company is our continuing commitment to help create a more sustainable world through use of ecologically-friendly green building techniques. Tradewinds Construction has been in the vanguard of the latest innovative building methods that are environmentally sustainable. Proof of this dedication is that two of the company’s most senior executives, Jeff Vilkin and Robert Phillips, were the first construction professionals in the state of Nevada to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation in 2003.
A facet of our ongoing commitment to environmentally-friendly practices is that we have developed special skills for the assembly and construction of solar fields for utility-scale solar thermal parabolic trough power plants. Tradewinds Construction has helped lead the charge for renewable energy by constructing solar fields at both the Nevada Solar One and SEGS VIII power plants located in Nevada and California. The Nevada Solar One plant encompasses an area of four hundred acres and is estimated to produce 134 million kilowatt hours per year, which amounts to a carbon dioxide reduction of roughly 20,000 cars being taken off the road. The Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) VIII power plant is one of many solar power plants located in the Mojave Desert, and the overall plants’ production powers 232,500 homes and displaces 3,800 tons of pollution per year. Tradewinds Construction is extremely proud to have been a part in the vanguard of bringing industrial-scale solar power to the region and ensure that we leave a better world for our posterity.