SOLAR PV38 kW
Market TypeMultifamily Affordable
DevelopersVolunteers of America
Robert Sanborn Development
ArchitectMagnusson Architecture and Planning, PC
Bright Power worked with the team to integrate the solar PV system into the building design. On a roof that many others would deem a bad fit for solar due to the location of the bulkheads, the orientation of the building, and the HVAC equipment, we knew a conventional design would not work.
To ensure the system would have a large enough impact, we greatly expanded on the pergola design we developed for Via Verde. The result is a system that maximizes the solar potential of the roof area while using standard solar and building components. Built in 2014, the pergola solar array acts as a canopy to the building’s green roof, utilizing structural steel as support and racking. The 38 kW-DC system helps offset common area residential electrical loads such as lighting, laundry, and elevator. The solar system, among other features, allowed Creston Avenue Residences to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Best in American Living Award 2015
AIANY COTE Award Honorable Mention 2015
AIA-BQDA Award of Excellence 2017
SHNNY Project of the Year 2017
Multi-Housing News’ Excellence Award 2017
AIA Quad State Design Award 2017