Project Name: Linden Flats
Location: Seattle, Washington
Located in North Seattle, Linden Flats is a six-story affordable housing complex comprised of 170 apartments and several large community spaces. Featuring a Solar Thermal System comprised of 70 EP-40 Flat Plate Collectors manufactured by SunEarth of Fontana, California.The Empire Series of Flat Plate Collectors sets the industry standard for quality, performance, durability and value, and will help to offset utility costs at Linden Flats.
Linden Flats at Bitter Lake, 13280 Linden Ave N (GMD Development, $34 million tax-exempt bond, $17.9 million estimated tax-credit equity).
100 Percent Affordable
Linden Flats is “100 percent affordable,” said GMD’s Rebecca Ralston. Rents are at or below 60 percent of area median income. The project team plans to use the city’s multifamily tax exemption (MFTE) program and low-income bonds from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
Units are a mix of sizes, with 18 percent having three bedrooms. “We’re not doing micro-units,” she added.
GMD specializes in affordable housing, but Ralston said this project is “a little different in that we’ve designed it to look like market-rate.”
Location: 13280 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
Application: Solar water heating for affordable housing complex
System Format: Solar pre-heated water for tenant’s water heaters
Solar Collectors: 70 SunEarth EP-40 Collectors
Rated Power Output: 2863ft2 / 10.76 * 0.7 = 186.25 kwh
Yearly Energy Output (kWh): 186.25*3.36*.44*365 = 100,503.48 kwh
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