D. C. Taylor Co. Winery Project Recognized by RoofPoint

January 30, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Jan. 30, 2014) – D. C. Taylor Co. is pleased to announce that its project for Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, CA, received an honorable mention in the 2013 RoofPointCM Excellence in Design Awards for Excellence in Reroofing.

RoofPointCM is a voluntary, consensus-based green rating system developed by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to provide a means for building owners and designers to select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits. The 2013 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award recognizes the best in design and installation of long-lasting, energy efficient, environmentally friendly roof systems. Annual award winners are selected from projects that best exemplify the mission and meet the criteria of RoofPoint.

Finishing the three-month project in January 2013, D. C. Taylor Co. restored the winery’s 187,500-square foot foam roof with an acrylic coating, extending roof life by 25-plus years. More than 10,500 cubic yards of waste was diverted from the landfill through the reuse of existing roof assembly components. Water run-off was also captured during roof preparation and power washing to prevent contaminated water from entering the vineyard’s soil.

Blue Sky Utility, a Napa, CA-based solar rooftop and renewable energy developer, coordinated with BPi as the EPC contractor, who subcontracted D. C. Taylor Co. for the installation of a solar system on the newly cured roof.

More than 1,300 solar standoffs, the solar PV racking system, and 4,620 solar panels were installed. The system will provide 1.6 megawatt hours of energy annually, helping the vineyard offset its demand from the grid.

About D. C. Taylor Co.
D. C. Taylor Co. is a Cedar Rapids, IA-based roofing contractor with more than 60 years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining roofs at commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. With service centers in six states and more than 60 service and roofing crews, D. C. Taylor Co. is poised to respond to customer needs quickly and efficiently. For more information on D. C. Taylor Co., visit www.dctaylorco.com.

About the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D. C., whose mission is to promote the development and use of environmentally responsible, high performance roof systems and technologies. For more information on the Center, visit www.RoofingCenter.org.

About Blue Sky
Blue Sky Utility is a renewable energy developer providing custom solar solutions for large facilities. Our highly experienced team offers a one-stop-shop to maximize efficiency by providing innovative financing solutions, optimizing structure surfaces, and utilizing the most trusted roof specialists and contractors in the industry to offer complete systems engineered to last. We’ve already installed more than 1 million square feet of combined power in California alone, helping facilities save thousands in utility bills each month. Blue Sky Utility combines extensive engineering knowledge with financial expertise to create custom solar energy solutions that work for each facility’s specific requirements and needs. For more information and a list of clients, visit blueskyutility.com.

About Charles Krug Winery 
Located in St. Helena, California on 137 acres, Charles Krug Winery, owned by the Peter Mondavi Sr. family for four generations, is Napa Valley’s first winery established in 1861. Currently three generations of the family work in the winery and concentrate on producing the finest handcrafted Bordeaux varietals from various Napa Valley appellations. For more information, visit www.charleskrug.com.


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