SANDIA SWIMMING POOL FACILITY SOLAR THERMAL, BOILER, ROOFING PROJECT
OWNER: City of Albuquerque
LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM
COMPLETION DATE: April 2018
INDUSTRY SERVED: Government
CAPABILITIES: Design-build, HVAC, electrical, plumbing
What we did
B&D partnered with the City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Public Schools and the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) in constructing the city’s first Kingspan Solar Tube Arrays at the Sandia High School pool facility. This project entailed installing a Kingspan Solar system that is used to heat the pool water at Sandia High School pool. B&D installed 60 A-frames on the roof that hold 1,800 solar tubes. The tubes harvest the sun’s energy to heat the pool water, reducing their use of fossil fuels. The A-Frames sit on large aluminum support beams that were installed by Building Envelope Services (BES). The beams sit on metal stanchions that were installed by DKG Roofing. The solar array takes approximately 2,680 sqft on the roof of the facility. The water/glycol passes through the tubes on the roof and then passes through a heat exchanger. The tubes harvest the sun’s energy to heat the pool water reducing their use of fossil fuels. In the first two weeks of operation, the tubes have produced over 50 million BTUs of clean energy.