Mont-Saint-Hilaire fire station
|Project : Caserne Mont Saint Hilaire, New Emergency Services and Training Facility|
|Mont St-Hilaire is an upscale, rural community nestled in the Eastern Townships about 30 km from Montreal. In keeping with its high quality living environment and a sustainable development framework, a solar air heating system was included in the design of this new emergency and fire services facility1.
A flat, hidden faster, 2040 ft2 transpired, MatrixAir® solar collector system was approved and installed on the southern facade, providing 5600 - 10,000 CFM of preheated fresh air as required to the roof mounted air handling units.
As a result of the MatrixAir® installation indoor air quality is assured and this store will be burning 18% less fuel each year to heat its fresh air versus a conventional make-up system alone*.
|Installed: September 2017, Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada|
|MatrixAir TR (transpired) solar collector area (total) :||190 m2|
|Preheated fresh air delivered : up to 17,000 m3/h||CFM of fresh air|
|Operation :||7 days/wk, 24 hours per day|
|Energy Savings :||536 GJ annually|
|Architect :||Leclerc Architecture|
|Note: 1. https://www.ville.mont-saint-hilaire.qc.ca/nouvelle-caserne-incendie-de-mont-saint-hilaire/|
|*Per Natural Resources Canada’s RETScreen® simulation software|