the double-sloped roof are 67 Siemens SP75 solar modules,
The greenhouse on the roof provides passive
solar gain and a warm place to visit on a sunny winter day. The greenhouse roof
and walls are double-walled acrylic.
installed by Bryan
Walsh of Solar Connexion.
generates 75 peak watts. The panels feed
their power into an inverter.
Click here to learn
about the inverter.
The roof is a rubberized membrane with two 2-1/2"
thick sheets of structural foam board. The foam board lies on 3/4"plywood
sheets supported by TGIs.
The building features extensive use of Low E glass.
clerestory window runs from east to
west along the midline of the building.
Jan's desk area has lots of
natural light and a glass
to temper the outside air.
The light fixtures have electronic
ballasts with T8 lamps.
|The main building exterior walls are |
Core-fill foam-filled block.
|Tex planted wildflowers outside the office. |
back every Spring!!
We heat and cool with dual-fuel heat pumps
Our building is right across the street
from a bus stop
and a residential area,
to lessen the need for a car.
We installed metal halide bollards instead of pole
lights in the parking lot, to help keep the night sky dark. They are also
easier to maintain.
Warehouse shelving; bridge planks