Newport Commons – Solar Arrays
The Solar Arrays at Newport Commons in Lititz, PA is a 2MW project designed to limit the amount of disturbance to an existing apartment complex. Structural steel frames were designed to support the solar panels above existing parking garages. Steel frame arrays were also designed to be placed in a detention basin making use of a space that couldn’t otherwise be used. Spread footings and concrete pier foundations proved to be the economic foundation choice, limiting disturbance and specialty equipment.
Franklin & Marshall College – Green Roof
Existing roof structures at Franklin & Marshall College were analyzed to determine if there was excess capacity for the increased loading requirements for green roofs. The benefits of green roofs include: reduced heating and cooling costs, roof membrane protection, stormwater retention, sound insulation, carbon dioxide/oxygen exchange and it is aesthetically pleasing.
Warwick School District – Feasibility Study
Existing roof structures at Warwick Middle School were analyzed to determine if there was excess capacity for the increased loading requirements for a ballasted solar panel system. A ballasted system was considered over a traditional system to avoid puncturing the roofing for panel attachment.