PROJECT INFORMATION

Solar/Sustainable Initiatives

Description

A solar/sustainable initiative is underway that is being facilitated through the University's partnership with AMERESCO to advance solar technology awareness on campus and throughout the community. Through this initiative solar installations are planned for Second Street Garage, Student Recreation Center, McClelland Hall, McClelland Park, Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, Red Rock Ag Center, Campus Ag Center, Controlled Environmental Ag Center, West Campus Ag Center, Ville Del Puente Res Hall, and Posada San Pedro Res Hall.

Project Number
08-8847
Building Number(s)
Current Budget
$460,500
Projected Ultimate Budget
$460,500
Project Manager
Facilities Project Manager
Construction Schedule
July 2009 - July 2012
Contractor
AMERESCO
Phase
Occupancy
Design Professional
AMERESCO
Delivery Method
Privatized Design/Build/Finance
GSF
0
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Solar Initiatives

The UA Solar Initiative is a multi-building, campus wide project to provide green energy generation and advance solar technology awareness and education on campus and throughout the community.

The various installations utilize roof-top photo-voltaic arrays to directly convert sunlight into electricity. The installations at the Student Recreation Center and Hillandbrand Diving Center include Solar Thermal Arrays which collect thermal energy utilizing evacuated tube solar thermal collectors. This energy is used to provide over 20-30% of the energy necessary for heating the pools and offsets the use of natural gas heating.

LOCATIONS
YEARLY OUTPUT
YEARLY REDUCTION
McClelland Hall
557,000 kWh
385 metric tons
Second Street Parking Structure
415,000 kWh
287 metric tons
McClelland Park
130,100 kWh
90 metric tons
Student Rec Center
1,905,750 kWh
1,317 metric tons
Hillandbrand Diving Center
155,750 kWh
108 metric tons
Yuma Agricultural Center
10 kWh
 
Red Rock Agricultural Center
546,000 kWh
378 metric tons
Campus Agricultural Center
218,400 kWh
151 metric tons
Controlled Environment Agricultural Center
89,544 kWh
62 metric tons
West Campus Agricultural Center
205,296 kWh
142 metric tons
Ville Del Puente Residence Hall
45,864 kWh
32 metric tons
Posada San Pedro Residence Hall
26,208 kWh
18 metric tons
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