29 Jan '13, 7pm

Redesigned San Francisco Apartment Complex Will Use Three Types of Solar Energy

Redesigned San Francisco Apartment Complex Will Use Three Types of Solar Energy

The 3-story, 19,260 sq. ft. renovation project, located at 1731 15th St, will serve as a 50 one-bedroom student apartment complex located near the Mission Dolores section of San Francisco. The building is being completely renovated to reduce its energy usage and carbon footprint. By utilizing solar hot water, solar space heating, and solar electricity, the building will exceed California’s energy efficiency building standards under Title 24. Free Hot Water worked with the building’s owners and project architects to design a comprehensive solar energy system that would reduce the costs of heating the building’s apartments and provide domestic hot water. Additionally, a 9 KW solar photovoltaic (PV system) will offset electric pump stations used for the solar thermal installation, as well as a portion of the building’s costs for lighting hallways and other common areas. When ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/partner/free-hot-...

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