Solatube Daylighting Systems allow daylight apertures to be elevated above roof vegetation, enabling them to be incorporated into the rooftop architecture while minimizing and/or eliminating daytime shadowing. The unique optical properties and light transportation capabilities of Solatube Daylighting Systems also allow multiple units to be grouped together within a custom multi-unit curb cap to reduce the number of rooftop penetrations needed to daylight interior spaces.
CHALLENGE: Effectively and efficiently daylight interior spaces of buildings that use vegetative roof systems. Apply the daylighting system in a way that harmonizes with rooftop landscape architecture and/ or hardscaping while minimizing the potential shading and/or shadowing of the daylight system apertures
SOLUTION: Solatube Daylighting Systems with curb cap (FCM) fl ashings and optional turret extensions were used to mount Solatube optical domes above rooftop vegetation. Custom, multi-unit grouped flashing curb caps may also be installed and used to group Solatube Daylighting System apertures within a single roof curb. Solatube Spectralight Infi nity Tubing and Solatube angle adapters were attached to the roof assembly, and extended downward into the building interior toward the desired ceiling diffuser locations.