Equity Residential’s solar pilot project will generate about 2,200 therms per year.
We are committed to offsetting a considerable amount of building energy use with on-site clean and renewable energy, including solar PV, solar thermal, and cogeneration, where it is physically possible and financially viable.
For example, we are finishing up an innovative pilot project at our Park West property in Los Angeles. We are partnered with the California Energy Commission on an integrated and comprehensive solution for water heating for multifamily buildings. This project combines advanced solar thermal water heating utilizing evacuated tube technology with emerging natural gas-engine heat pumps for domestic hot water.
This effort is expected to achieve deep natural gas energy savings and a reduction in associated greenhouse gas and nitrous oxide emissions. Combined with complementary boiler efficiency measures and insulation, we are expecting to reduce the baseline energy consumption and emissions by 75.0%.