- # of systems 18 thermal collectors
This 93-unit low income development in Inglewood started out as a student design project and was Thomas Safran’s first affordable housing development. Thomas Safran & Associates (TSA) is now a leading housing developer with over 6000 units of luxury, affordable and mixed-use rental housing in Southern California. When Eucalyptus Park needed significant renovation in 2014, the project was required to improve energy efficiency by 30%. Promise Energy was engaged to design and install an 18-collector solar water heating system to improve the efficiency of the building. Working with general contractor ICON Builders, and TSA staff, the Eucalyptus Park system was redesigned to disappear entirely from view to meet the high aesthetic standards TSA is famous for. This included lowering the tilt of the collectors so they wouldn’t be visible from nearby streets, burying pipes and covering them with a chase that blends seamlessly into the side of the building; as well as re-routing the pipes to a bank of storage tanks hidden in the landscaping behind the garden. Costs were offset with a $46,614 rebate from the CSI thermal program. The system will reduce the project’s operating expenses by offsetting over 2424 therms of natural gas annually.
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