Chappellet Barrel Chai
The roof is insulated to R-48 and the aboveground exterior walls are insulated to R-42. Approximately 77% of the roof is clad with solar panels, which help to cool the building by shading the roof. The chai achieves nearly zero net-energy use, due to high-energy efficiency and electrical production from the photovoltaic system. All heating systems are powered by electricity, not gas. The visible, above-ground portion of the building uses unfinished recycled-steel panels, which will eventually patina to blend in with the agricultural surroundings.
Michael Wilk Architects
WilkArch has managed numerous projects and project types including hospitality, commercial tenant improvement and multi-family ground up construction.