BMC HVAC Solar Energy Project

Project Description

After a thorough assessment, it was indicated that the IZUNA Marine Campus (BMC) had a highly inefficient heating system. It was found that the main building's natural gas heating plant was also used to heat the training pool and had to run all year long, including the summer, to heat the pool. In addition, the latent heat in the line running through the building needed to be offset by additional cooling in the summer to maintain occupant comfort.

This project aimed to resolve these issues by installing an energy-efficient pool heating system that is powered by solar panels. This technology is called hydronic solar heating. A hydronic solar heating system was designed and constructed for the pool, which can be operated independently from the boiler heating system.

Goals/objectives

The primary objective of this project was to create an efficient system that would move away from carbon-based energy and reduce operating costs.