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Evaluation of Solar Ventilation Air Preheater at Fort Drum(20755)

Dynamic Construction of NNY, LLC


Fort Drum is installing approximately $3 million of solar ventilation air preheating systems on 25 buildings. Conserval Systems, Inc. is supplying the systems (SolarWalls) for these installations. One of the first system installations was completed February 2006 on Building T 91, a heavy equipment repair shop built in 1941. Other Fort Drum building types having SolarWalls installed include machine shops, warehouses, aircraft hangers, and recycling facilities.

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Project Description

Fort Drum, NYSERDA, and Conserval will monitor the performance of the SolarWall located on Building T91 at Fort Drum for one heating season using equipment installed by Dynamic Construction of Northern New York, Conserval Systems and NYSERDA. Fort Drum will analyze data and determine the energy and economic benefits of the SolarWall on Building T91.


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimates that the Solarwalls installed at the Fort Drum buildings could generate annual savings of more than $400,000 in natural gas expenses.

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Dynamic Construction of NNY, LLC
136 Peabody Rd
Gouverneur, NY 13642

Principle Investigator

Bill Hay

Universities Involved


Project Type:

Product Demonstration

Technologies Types:

Building Systems
Solar Thermal (heating & cooling)

NYSERDA Contact Information

Robert Carver


R&D - Buildings Research

Contract Details

Start Date: 12/8/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 20755

Last Updated: 12/19/2013