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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Seattle [Dec 22,2015]
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Seattle

Application: Cafeteria & Bathroom Facilities

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Collectors: 47 x AP-30

Overview: At The Gates Foundation Campus in Seattle, a combination of energy saving lights, natural ventilation, occupancy sensors, and efficient mechanical and plumbing systems work together to produce a savings of 40% of energy consumption compared to similar buildings. A large part of the energy savings (an estimated 37% energy reduction) is due to 47 Apricus Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors installed on the building's roof feeding two 1,000 gallon storage tanks. The system utilizes the suns energy to preheat the hot water supply servicing the cafeterias and bathroom facilities using 1,300 - 7,500 gallons of hot water daily. Offsetting natural gas, the system is able to save the burning of 4,750 therms per year of natural gas.

 

 

Project Overview: 

At The Gates Foundation Campus in Seattle, a combination of energy saving lights, natural ventilation, occupancy sensors, and efficient mechanical and plumbing systems work together to produce a savings of 40% of energy consumption compared to similar buildings. A large part of the energy savings (37% energy reduction to be exact) is due to 47 Apricus Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors installed on the building's roof feeding two 1,000 gallon storage tanks.

 

The system utilizes the suns energy to preheat the hot water supply servicing the cafeterias and bathroom facilities using 1,300 - 7,500 gallons of hot water daily. Offsetting natural gas, the system is able to save the burning of 4,750 therms per year of natural gas. The investment for the building's energy efficient technologies, including the Apricus solar hot water system, are expected to be recovered after just 30 years of operation. Those at the foundation are impressed with the system's performance and thrilled to be able to use solar energy cost-efficiently in the cloudy Pacific Northwest.

 

The building received Platinum LEED certification from the US Green Building Council in October 2011.