Multi-Residential Solar Air Heating Projects - 180-unit “Bord de l’eau” project (OMH)
|Project :180-unit “Bord de l’eau” project in Old Longueuil, Quebec||Installed: December 2011|
|MatrixAir Delta solar roof modules :||more than 100 modules arrayed on the roof|
|Preheated fresh air delivered :||25,000 CFM|
|Operation :||7 days/wk, 24 hours per day|
|Energy Savings :||420 GJ annually|
|Architect :||BPA & Assoc.|
|The Delta solar air heating system is used to preheat more than 25,000 CFM in fresh-air ventilation, serving both common spaces and individual apartments in the complex, a key requirement for LEED ® Canada for Homes certification. Because the system is designed to last over the entire life of the building and is maintenance-free, energy efficiency gains and lower operating costs are locked in.
The Delta solar heating system is an ideal air heating solution where a conventional MatrixAir wall-mounted solar air heating system is not practical due to poor building orientation, insufficient wall area, local bylaws and regulations or other obstacles. Aesthetics were a key consideration for Bord de l’eau project architects, located on a picturesque waterfront in Old Longueuil, a designated historic district.
MatrixAir® systems are patented in the United Sates and Canada : 8276580 (US), 2559641 and 2690650 (CA); other patents are pending.