Kirberg Company Helps to Complete St. Louis’ First Green Energy High Rise with Solar Panels

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St. Louis roofing company, Kirberg Company, installs solar panels over the roof of the Laurel Apartments in Downtown St. Louis to turn the historic building into the first green energy high rise in the city of St. Louis.

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We were able to make the Laurel Building — and St. Louis — a better, greener place to live.

The old Dillard Building in Downtown St. Louis recently received a major makeover, thanks in part to Kirberg Company, who helped turn the historic building into the first green energy high rise in the city of St. Louis. The newly renovated building, now home to the Laurel Luxury Apartments, features 184 Flex Light Photovoltaic Panels that will help to offset the building’s common area lighting needs. Advanced Green Technologies supplied the 25kw Photovoltaic (PV) Panel System, and Kirberg Company used Velcro to install the solar panels over the roof.

The integrated PV Panels, more commonly referred to as solar panels, convert sunlight into electricity using solar cells, and feed captured electricity into a grid. The system will save a significant amount of energy and money over an extended period of time, and thanks to improved solar panel technology, looks nearly identical to a regular roof system.

“We’re so excited to have been a part of this project,” says Eric Kirberg, President of Kirberg Company. “Thanks to the development team, Advanced Green Energy, Bell Electric, and our team of roofers led by Jason Waldek and Bob Cartwright, we were able to make the Laurel Building — and St. Louis — a better, greener place to live.”

Located at 622 North Seventh Street within the Mercantile Exchange neighborhood on Washington Avenue, The Laurel was the 2012 winner of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis’ “Most Enhanced” Award. The building offers luxury one and two bedroom apartments, combined with the benefits of a downtown living experience.

“The renovation of the former Dillard’s Department Store into The Laurel Apartments and the Embassy Suites Hotel was an important part of the redevelopment of the former St. Louis Centre Mall into the Mercantile Exchange District,” said Stephen Metherd, Development Manager for Spinnaker St. Louis, which was also responsible for the district’s MX Movie Theater, retail shops, and restaurants. “Working with Kirberg to add the solar energy system to this project underscores our commitment to making sustainability an integral part of our redevelopment efforts.”

To learn more about this project, or for more information about Kirberg Company and St. Louis solar panel installation, call 314-534-4444, or visit

About Kirberg Company

Kirberg Company is a professional roofing and related services contractor established in 1920, with extensive experience in commercial and residential roofing of all types. Kirberg Company is based in St. Louis with satellite offices throughout Missouri and Kansas. As a founding member of RoofConnect, the premier nationwide professional contractor network, Kirberg Company can serve roofing needs anywhere in the U.S. For more information on Kirberg call toll-free at 1-866-547-2374 or visit their website at

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