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Nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles, Calif., Meridian Vineyards spans more
than 500 acres in the heart of wine country near the Pacific Coast, halfway between
San Francisco and Los Angeles. As a leader in agriculture and promoting ecologically
and economically sustainable farming methods, Meridian Vineyards' management team
committed to a 1.25-megawatt solar generation project.
Careful not to interrupt winemaking operations during the vineyard's busiest harvest
season, D.C. Taylor Co., Concord, Calif., developed a plan to sequence the reroofing
project through phases vital to an on-time completion. The existing 20-year-old
160,500-square-foot metal roof was restored using a high-performance elastomeric
coating. More than 5,000 roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels were installed, providing
the facility with 40 percent of its electricity and offsetting more than 2.7 million
pounds of carbon dioxide annually. A comprehensive waste management program kept
total construction and demolition waste for the project to less than 15 percent.
The reroofing project was completed in less than three monthson time and under
budget. The PV system was operational ahead of schedule, and installation did not
interfere with the vineyard's winemaking season.
For its efforts, D.C. Taylor received a 2011 RoofPoint™ Excellence in Design Award
for Excellence in Materials Management through the Center for Environmental Innovation
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