Operations, Headquarters, & Support Facilities
Existing Building Commissioning
Renewable Technologies Evaluation
Energy Conservation & Renewables
|Location||Susquehanna Defense Logistics Agency, PA|
|Owner||USACE Huntsville District|
Richard C. Hammett, AIA, LEED AP
Design of Installation of Transpired Solar Collection Systems, Susquehanna DLA, PA
Under the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center Huntsville’s Energy Conservation Investment Program, RS&H served as the design-build Designer of Record for the largest induction solar wall in the United States.
RS&H completed the full design for four transpired solar collectors, totaling approximately 61,000 square feet, were mounted onto Building 2001, a massive 1.7-million square foot warehouse at the Susquehanna Defense Logistics Agency, Pennsylvania. The solar wall uses forced air to ventilate a wall cavity, driving heated air to rise and be utilized in the HVAC system as pretreated outside air in winter with a bypass for summer heat rejection. The project also included replacing the existing HID exterior loading dock and area lighting with motion-controlled LED fixtures for additional reduced lighting energy consumption and cost.
The US Army forecasts the solar wall to save DLA $350,000 in annual energy costs.