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  • For traditional panel, the connecting bridge use exterior temperature to transfer to the building interior, insulating qualities are compromised and moisture forms causing erosion. TST panel is completely sealed, with no openings
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    • 1. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Green Economy
      • Dr. Promod Vohra
      • Dean
      • College of Engineering and engineering technology
      • Northern Illinois university
    • 2. Innovation: New way of doing things..
      • Why Innovate ?
      • Who Innovates ?
      • Catalysts of Innovation?
      • Product Innovation Vs. Process Innovation
      • Innovation and Outcomes?
    • 3. Why are we here?
      • Competitiveness ?
      • Global Opportunities and Challenges?
      • Reengineering the way we do business?
      • Developing Partnerships with leverage?
      • Engage in a community dialog?
      • Economic Development?
    • 5. Managing Innovation
      • Change
        • Ownership
        • Participative
        • Value Added
        • Support for Change
      • Sustaining Innovation ( resource allocation and upkeep)
        • Training and Academic Advancement
        • Institutional Climate
      • Evaluating Innovation (continuous improvement)
      • Protecting Innovation (intellectual property)
    • 6. Innovation and Invention
      • Invention is the first occurrence of an idea for a new product or process where innovation is the first attempt to carry it into practice (Fagerberg, 2004)
      • Road map from Invention to Innovation is the key to US manufacturing survival in the current decade
      • Every Creative Idea must be considered as a potential seed for Innovation and nurtured for viability
    • 7. Goals of Innovation (wikipedia)
      • Improved Quality
      • Creation of New Markets
      • Expansion of Product Line
      • Optimization and Cost Effectiveness
      • Production Improvement
      • Reduced Materials
      • Environmental Impact
      • Optimum Inventory Control
      • Energy Consumption
      • Compliance Issues
    • 8. Failure of Innovation (O’Sullivan 2002, wikipedia)
      • Poor Leadership
      • Poor Organization
      • Poor Communication
      • Poor Empowerment
      • Poor Resource Management
      • Promotion of Creativity
      • Lack of Incentives
      • Non-existent Institutional Culture
    • 9. Globalization and Innovation
      • Perspective
      • Challenges
      • Opportunities
    • 10. Small and medium sized Companies
      • Limitation of Resources
      • Necessity of Leverage
      • Power of Collaboration
      • Supply Chain Strategies
    • 11. What is Entrepreneurship?
      • An entrepreneur is a person who has possession over a company, enterprise, or venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome. The term is a loanword from French and was first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon. ... /wiki/ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      • Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting new organizations or revitalizing mature organizations, particularly new businesses generally in ... /wiki/Entrepreneurship
      • the art or science of innovation and risk-taking for profit in business; the quality of being an entrepreneur /wiki/entrepreneurship
      • entrepreneur - someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
    • 12. Entrepreneurship
    • 13. Entrepreneurship
      • To create and do something unique and new
      • Stimulant to new Wealth
      • Creator of new Solutions
      • Out of the Box Thinking
    • 14. Myths of Entrepreneurship (
      • It takes a lot of money to finance a new business
      • VCs are a good place to start
      • Banks do not lend money to start ups
      • Most entrepreneurs start business in attractive industries
      • Starting a business is easy……
    • 15. Suggestions for Industries
      • Cross Training
      • Continuous Learning
      • Education and Awareness
      • Investment in People
      • Investment in Future
      • Protection of IP
      • Commercialization of IP
      • Efficiency of R&D
      • Potential Partnerships
    • 16. Suggestions (contd.)
      • Operations Assessment
      • Reduction In costs
      • Energy Conservation
        • Utilization
        • Manufacturing
        • Computing Resources
        • Innovation
    • 17. Energy
      • Political Buzz World
      • Addressable Issue
      • Possible Benefits
      • Innovative
      • Entrepreneurship Opportunities…
    • 18. Green Revolution
    • 19. A total of 31 coastal cities, towns and areas were studied: Atlantic City, NJ, Boston, MA, Brigantine, NJ, Cape Coral, FL, Coronado, CA, Cypress Lake, FL, East Boston, MA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Foster City, CA, Freeport, TX, Galveston, TX, Hampton, VA, Hollywood, FL, Honolulu, HI, Lavalette/Dover Beaches, NJ, Marina Del Ray/ Santa Monica, CA, Miami, FL, Miami Beach, FL, Naples/East Naples, FL, Newport Beach, CA, New Orleans, LA, New York City, NY, Oakland Airport, CA, Point Pleasant, NJ, Point Shirley, MA, Port Aransas, TX, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Savannah, GA, Seattle, WA and Silverton Area, NJ. 53 percent of all Americans live in and around coastal cities and towns.
    • 20.
      • From NASA on the East Coast to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the West Coast, indicates that, at approximately 450 parts per million (ppm) carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere (a greenhouse gas), we will reach a tipping point and trigger “dangerous climate change”
      • Concentrations of CO2 currently at 383 ppm, the planet is now approximately 0.8 °C warmer than pre-industrial levels.
      • Concentrations of 450 ppm corresponds to approximately 2 °C global warming above pre-industrial levels
    • 21. A Sample prediction
      • Aerial view of Boston, Massachusetts at about 3m sea- level rise
    • 22. U. S Energy Consumption U.S Electricity Consumption
      • There has been a misconception that transportation has been the major contribution for Green House Gases (GHG) .
      • Data from the US Energy Information Administration illustrates that buildings are responsible for almost half (48%) of all energy consumption and GHG emissions annually;
      • Seventy-six percent (76%) of all power plant-generated electricity is used just to operate buildings
    • 23. Green architecture objectives
      • Minimize energy consumption inside the buildings.
      • Utilizing alternate resources for building operations.
      • Replacing fossil based power with renewable sources of energy.
    • 24. Air Sealing
      • Preventing unwanted heat transfer due to leakages inside the building by sealing.
      • Provide controlled ventilation as needed to maintain indoor air quality
    • 25. Proper Insulation
      • Provide proper insulation in the walls, roof and floors
      • Insulation reduces heat transfer between indoor and outdoor environments
      • Reducing Electricity consumption for cooling and heating equipment
    • 26. Passive Solar
      • Utilizing thermal radiation and material properties, to effectively heat spaces with little or no need for backup fossil-fuel-consuming mechanical equipment.
      • Proper orientation to the south
      • Effective glazing-to-thermal mass ratios
      • Suitable insulation and appropriate overhangs.
    • 27. Day lighting
      • Placing glazing in key locations
      • Utilizing shading devices can permit light without considerable heat gain
      • Reduces the demand of electrical lighting
    • 28. Natural Ventilation
      • Utilizing natural wind currents and convection to cool spaces
      • Reducing cooling load
      • Operable windows, fans and corridors are various design strategies
    • 29. Landscaping
      • Planting deciduous trees around buildings prevents unwanted summer sun and lets winter sun after leaves fall in autumn.
      • Planting green-roof acts as an insulation as well as reduces surface temperature
    • 30. Material Selection
      • Reducing the embodied energy in the building by choosing materials with low embodied energy and better properties.
      • Embodied energy is energy used in production of a particular material.
    • 31. Need for Green Energy technologies
      • Wal-Mart is investing a half billion dollars to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of their existing buildings by 20% over the next seven years.
      • The CO2 emissions from only one medium-sized coal-fired power plant, in just one month of operation each year, would negate this entire effort.
    • 32. Solar Water-Heating systems
      • Forty percent of building energy consumption is utilized in heating water.
      • Reducing this load using solar water heating systems.
      • Generally used are Flat panel collectors(66% to 83% efficient) or evacuated tube collectors(64 to 84% efficient)
    • 33. Photovoltaic systems
      • Photovoltaic panels convert solar energy to electrical energy.
      • Energy from these systems could be utilized or stored.
    • 34. Wind energy systems
      • Mechanical rotation of turbines is converted to electrical energy.
      • One of the most cost-effective and eco-friendly approach
      • Like photovoltaic, energy from wind turbines could also be stored.
    • 35. Biomass & Bio-fuels
      • Biofuels are such as bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel and biogas.
      • Biofuels can be produced from switchgrass, hemp, corn, poplar, willow, and sugarcane.
      • Energy from combustion of these bio-fuels could also be stored.
      • The new plants grown for production of bio-fuels can absorb the carbon produced by the burning of the old plants. Thus, maintaining an eco-balance.
    • 36. Economic feasibility
      • In a case study of about 120 green buildings all over the world today.
      • The Average cost/sq. ft. for :
        • A LEED silver level building is about $110-$130/sq.ft
        • A LEED Gold level building is about $220-$250/sq.ft
        • A LEED Platinum level building is about $330 - $500 /sq.ft
        • LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
      • Sources; “Nation Under Siege: Sea Level Rise at Our Doorstep,” by Edward Mazria and Kristina Kershner of The 2030 Research Group, 2007.
    • 37. Green Jobs
    • 38.
      • A job focused on investigating uses for renewable energy sources, including biomass, wind, solar and geothermal power (Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
      • A job requiring skill in energy efficiency and renewable energy installations, and/or a job that produces clean energy and technologies, as well as energy-efficient components or end products that result in residential and commercial energy savings and, ideally, industry revenue (Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment and Training Administration).
    • 39.
      • Study of alternative energy sources as a way to create cleaner technology:
        • The Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) is developing technology that would create ethanol from cellulose and hemi-cellulose, the fibrous material that makes up the bulk of most plant matter. The ethanol would be mainly used as a blending agent with gasoline, increasing the octane and cutting down carbon monoxide and other emissions (Source: NREL).
        • Ethanol made from cellulose has the potential to cut life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 86 percent relative to gasoline (Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy).
    • 40.
      • Partnership with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the EPA’s Environment Engineering Research Division (EERD) and the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics – Chemical Engineering Branch (OPPT-ChE):
        • Program sought to change how process and product design is undertaken. Focused on three main areas:
          • Developing a plan to evaluate commercial value and feasibility of new green engineering and green chemistry advancements.
          • Developing tools and methods that support sustainable manufacturing processes and products.
          • Promoting these concepts and their life-cycle to various stakeholders (Source: EPA Green Engineering).
    • 41.
      • Partnership with the EPA offices and the AIChE seeks to accelerate acceptance and use of those three emphases across a wide area of industry (Source: EPA Green Engineering).
      • On a smaller scale: Chad Joshi, a mechanical engineering graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is co-owner of Owl Power Co., Inc., a “co-generation system that turns used vegetable oil into electric power.” The company uses an internal combustion engine to create electricity from vegetable oil (WPI’s “Transformations”).
    • 42.
      • In higher education, “green” initiatives, such as the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), which addresses global warming by “garnering institutional commitments … to accelerate the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate,” foster growth of sustainable facilities (Source: College Planning and Management, April 2009).
      • The 2030 Challenge encourages “public commitment to move toward addressing global warming by designing smarter, more efficient buildings (Source: CP&M, April 2009).
    • 43.
        • Sustainable manufacturing, materials/waste management, transportation, water management, construction/skilled trades, government oversight (U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment and Training Administration's “Framework for Action”).
        • Sustainable supply chains that improve workers’ lives and develop green practices in every aspect, from package delivery to waste removal (Discussed at Green Jobs Conference 2009, with International Labor Rights Forum, Coalition for Clean Air, and Consumers Union).
    • 44.
      • Alternative energy, such as jobs that create wind turbines and solar panels.
        • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law February 2009, includes funds for wind and solar energy investments, as well as for improving energy efficiency in schools and federal buildings (Source: College Planning & Management, April 2009).
    • 45.
      • Small-scale (Source: U.S. Green Building Council):
        • Switch to compact florescent bulbs.
        • Invest in a programmable thermostat to reduce output when not needed throughout the day.
        • Plug air leaks around doors, windows and other areas of the building
        • Tune up the heating and cooling (HVAC) system.
        • Use paints and cleaning products that don’t give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to improve indoor air quality.
    • 46.
      • Large-scale (Source: McGraw-Hill Construction)
        • Replace a building’s HVAC system, and rebalance and rezone areas of the building.
        • Install solar-electric or other renewable energy systems to power the building.
        • Install daylight sensors to regulate the amount of electricity used for lighting based on the amount of sunlight coming through the windows, as the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado has done (Source: Alliance for Sustainable Colorado).
    • 47.
      • Large-scale (Source: College Planning & Management, April 2009)
        • Daylighting: Creating building designs that incorporate natural light.
          • Includes traditional methods, such as skylights and standard windows, and recent innovations, such as new glazing and window framing materials.
          • Reduces need for artificial lighting, and according to the U.S. Department of Energy, for the same amount of light, it produces less waste heat than electric lights.
          • Building orientation and treatments, automated lighting and shading controls, and selection of construction materials can help avoid potential challenges of allowing natural light into interior spaces without creating excessive heat gain or loss.
    • 48.
      • Large-scale (Source: College Planning & Management, April 2009)
        • Alternative construction plans
          • Rather than constructing a building in multiple phases, the structure’s “core and shell” are built, along with part of the planned interior space; this allows quicker usability and enables an efficient building process.
        • Water conservation
          • Design buildings to collect and reuse rainwater for needs such as landscaping, and install water-conserving fixtures and systems in restrooms and locker rooms.
    • 49.
      • Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working to LEED-certify its buildings. LEED, or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a “national rating system by the U.S. Green Building Council for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings” (Source: WPI’s “Transformations”).
        • WPI planted 10,000 seedlings on top of one its buildings, creating natural thermal insulation and storm water filtration, and allowing students to study storm water quality and flow (Source: “Transformations”).
        • The school has also installed solar panels to light walkways, instituted paperless billing and begun recycling food to use at local hog farms (Source: “Transformations”).
    • 50.
      • Cross-training is nearly inevitable in many fields, since some of the areas emerging the strongest in “green-collar” development are already well-established blue- and white-collar fields.
        • Workers in construction and skilled trades could use their skills to retrofit existing buildings – especially in the current economy, when fewer new residential and commercial buildings are being built (Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment and Training Administration's “Framework for Action”).
        • Waste management, supply chain and manufacturing, and others can all be made “green-collar” (“Framework for Action”).
    • 51.
      • In 2004, the Manufacturing Systems Research Group of the NIU College of Engineering & Engineering Technology received a $100,000 grant from the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources to study “green” manufacturing.
      • CEET received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy, in part to study ways to improve fuel efficiency of locomotives, and has partnered with Norfolk-Southern Railroad.
      • NIU has established the Task Force on Sustainable Campus Environment to promote “environmental responsibility and innovation throughout the institution, including its curricula, policies, operational practices and external ties.”
    • 52. Thermal Shell Technologies, Inc Proprietary and Confidential www. ThermalShell .com
    • 53.
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    • 55. Thermal Shell Technologies, Inc Proprietary and Confidential www. ThermalShell .com
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    • 58. Greening of City Buildings in Chicago Project
    • 59.
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