The Honeycomb Solar Thermal Collector (HSTC) uses a honeycomb insulating layer to minimize heat loss by suppressing convection, making it particularly effective, manufacturers say, in cold climates, where many GSA facilities are located. The technology was installed at two test-bed locations, the Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the GSA Regional Headquarters Building in Auburn, Washington. Researchers found that, for standard domestic hot water applications in which mains water is heated by an array of solar collectors and stored in a tank, the HSTC technology was up to 8% more efficient than typical flat-plate collectors.
Registration is not yet open for this GSA Green Proving Ground Webinar on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Check the GSA Outbrief Webinars website for the latest details.
GPG Outbrief webinars are presented by national laboratory researchers and include results from real-world evaluations, as well as feedback from facility managers at test-bed locations. Following Outbrief presentations, researchers and other GSA subject experts field participant questions. Attendees are eligible to receive 1 continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects for attending webinars.