A happy, light-filled work environment for employees tasked with keeping shipments accurate and on-time
Sparrows Point Terminal is being transformed into a modern intermodal hub that includes warehouse/distribution centers, rail and marine. Developers are striving to make the 3,100-acre site, renamed Tradepoint Atlantic, the gateway for industrial trade on the East Coast.
The distribution center developers specified a single 20-year warranty for the roofing system and skylights, and roofing, skylight and lighting systems that could contribute points toward LEED Silver certification. They also had roof dry in on a tight deadline.
Commercial roofing installer Orndorff & Spaid bid the job with a Johns Manville TPO roof and sourced VELUX Dynamic Dome Commercial Skylights through Logistics Lighting, a national commercial and industrial skylight distributor.
The 276 Dynamic Dome Commercial Skylights are designed to harvest sunlight earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon when the sun is low on the horizon. In this distribution center, they work in tandem with an automated LED lighting system, which gradually dims the LEDs as more sunlight illuminates the interior to help save on lighting costs.
Skylights and the white TPO roof membrane work together to boost the building’s energy efficiency. The TPO roof reflects light and heat away from the building, while the skylights provide natural light inside creating a happy, light-filled work environment for employees.