Project Name: Plantronics
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Project Type: Reroof building and install and seal 860 photovoltaic(PV) solar panel racking stanchions
Year Completed: 2005
Size: 61,960 sq. ft.
This project received the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) National Industry Excellence Award in 2005.
Challenge: Install a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system on roof of a building where an engineer had determined that the roof"s loading capacity was at its limit and no additional weight could be added.
Solution: The existing built up roof (BUR) was torn off and replaced with a light weight SPF roof system resulting in roof loading reduction of approximately 120,000 lbs. The resulting reduction in roof load allowed for installation of a 267 kW PV system.