This 2 1/2 story glass curtain wall integrates solar thin film coating on the darker glass to generate 2.5kw of power. The south facing curtain wall is the atrium gathering space where the administrative offices, gymnasium, media center and cafe come together. There is an additional small 10kw roof mounted PV system as well as the budget allowed for. The building was designed to use 50% less energy than a conventional school, considered net zero energy ready by the Department of Energy.
We worked with TD Bank to develop their first LEED Silver and Gold certified protoype retail bank branches. Part of this effort included design of a new solar drive thru and entry canopy where the roof is literally the solar panels mounted in a gasketed and waterproof sunroom framing system attached to welded steel tube sculptural tree support structure. The systems provide approximately 15% of the bank's power and a revenue stream from the generation and sales of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs).
This new 2,500sf home built in Toms River sports a compact 9.5kW rooftop mounted PV system which provides 100% of the home's electric energy use on an annual basis, making this a net zero electric energy home which also reached LEED for Homes Silver certification. We were responsible for the architecture and engineering of the house integration of the PV system.
Jason worked with Hopewell Valley Regional School District to design and oversee the construction of two 40kW ballasted rooftop mounted PV systems at Bear Tavern Elementary School and TImberlane MIddle School, the first systems ever installed in the District. The system shown here is held down by its own weight (ballasted) without any roof penetrations or attachments, maintaining the integrity of the roof membrane. This system weighs less than 8 lbs/sf.
Jason was the project manager working with the PPA provider, Sun Edison, to design and assist with oversight of construction of this 1.5MW PV system split between a 1MW field and 500kW on several school rooftops. The system provides 90% of the schools' total electric power needs annually.
The 500kw system feeds approximately 250,000sf of new buildings and provides nearly 50% of the new 60 acre campus' power. Buildings are a mix of K-8 classroom and fitness facilities as well as student and faculty housing.