Case Study: Solar Water Heating at Hope on Alvarado, Los Angeles, California
- Project Name: Hope on Alvarado
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Developer: 166 Alvarado, LLC
- Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning
- Installer: All Valley Solar
- Installed: 2020
Hope on Alvarado stands as a pioneering project in the city of Los Angeles, California. Developed by 166 Alvarado, LLC and designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, this remarkable initiative represents a shift in how we address homelessness and provide support to vulnerable populations. The project is designated as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), focusing on offering fully ADA-compliant housing to the transitional homeless population in Los Angeles.
The project comprises 84 dwelling units with unique architecture, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass that surrounds an inner courtyard and a rooftop garden/deck. These elements create inviting outdoor spaces for residents to relax and socialize. Hope on Alvarado addresses the critical need for Permanent Supportive Housing for those experiencing chronic homelessness in Los Angeles.
A notable aspect of this project is its use of modular construction methods, which offer various advantages, including environmental benefits, cost savings, and shortened development timelines. The project demonstrates how modular construction can be a viable solution to address the homelessness crisis while providing quality housing in an environmentally responsible manner.
Key Project Details:
- Location: 166 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
- Application: Apartments – Multi-Family
- Solar Collectors: 20 Sun Earth Thermoray 4' x 10' (TRB-40) Collectors
- System Format: Solar pre-heated water
- Rated Power Output: 53.22 kW
- Yearly Energy Output (kWh): 34,527.57 kWh
The integration of solar water heating systems in Hope on Alvarado not only contributes to energy efficiency but also aligns with the project's commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The solar collectors provide renewable, cost-effective hot water solutions for the residents, reducing energy costs and making the project more environmentally friendly.
For more information about SunEarth and their solar water heating solutions, visit SunEarth.
To learn more about All Valley Solar, the installer of the solar water heating systems, please visit their website or contact them directly for details.