Hollenbeck Terrace

los angeles, ca

$93,217thermal rebate

3900therms offset

$4,000annual savings

  • # of systems 34 thermal collectors

Solar Case Study Client

The historic Linda Vista Community Hospital was abandoned for years and rumored to be haunted. The location was used to shoot movies including “To Live and Die in LA” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as well as music videos and TV shows like HBO’s “True Blood”. In 2011, the property was purchased by AmCal Multi-Housing who undertook a lengthy rehabilitation of the facility in collaboration with Killefer-Flammang architects. The property was finally re-opened in 2016 as Hollenbeck Terrace, a 97-unit affordable housing development serving low income seniors in the historic Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The project needed a large solar water heating system to meet their energy efficiency requirements. Promise Energy was engaged by AmCal to install and finance the system because it was beyond the scope of the construction budget for the project. We went through numerous design layouts to fit the 34 collector system on three separate rooftops, with multiple collector arrays, and a large bank of tanks that needed significant structural engineering to accommodate. In addition, we had to lower the tilt of the collectors to ensure they were not visible above the historic parts of the building. In the end, the system we installed met the projects requirements, didn’t impact the construction budget, and will offset approximately 3900 therms of natural gas annually.

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