Case Studies

Case Study: 12-11-212 – 20 ft. Tall Motorized Sliding Glass Doors

Case Study: 12-11-212 – 20 ft. Tall Motorized Sliding Glass Doors

  Challenge When a California-based company began the design of their new corporate headquarters in the South of Market District in San Francisco, they turned to Solar Innovations, Inc. to help create a contemporary entryway to their expansive lobby. The 26-story modernist-style skyscraper was designed with floor-to-ceiling windows on all floors to take advantage of […]

Case Study: 18th Century Barn Reconstruction

PROJECT LOCATION Allentown, Pennsylvania PRODUCT SI33000M Marine Glazed Folding Glass Wall ARCHITECT Openaire Incorporated THE CHALLENGE Solar Innovations, Inc. was contacted for a unique project in Allentown, Pennsylvania. An 18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Barn was being restored to house and display classic cars. The barn was originally constructed with stone walls and a beautiful wood [...]

Case Study 12-09-327 Custom Sunroom Design Driven by Space, Function, and Location

Case Study 12-09-327 Custom Sunroom Design Driven by Space, Function, and Location

Challenge Solar Innovations, Inc. was sought to provide a dual function sunroom that would give the homeowner a universal space for both people and plants. The climate of Palmyra, Wisconsin proved to be the first major challenge for the design team working on the project. The month of January has an average low temperature of10°F […]

Case Study 12-03-457 Large Window and Door Openings without Vertical Support Interruptions

Case Study 12-03-457 Large Window and Door Openings without Vertical Support Interruptions

Challenge Outdoor stadiums are used for a wide variety of events throughout the year and require versatile solutions that allow people to pass between the seating and the concourse area. At times, these openings may need to be closed to redirect foot traffic or to create a barrier to the cold and inclement weather. The […]

Case Study 12-03-434 Pit Greenhouse

Case Study 12-03-434 Pit Greenhouse

Challenge The function of a greenhouse is to provide climate requirements for plants to thrive when the outside conditions may not be conducive to successful production. The key component to greenhouse design is maximizing the available sunlight, first for plant photosynthesis, and second for heating. The materials required to allow light transmission are inherently poor as insulators. […]