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Planting The Ceed

  1. 1. PLANTING THE Emerging Technologies Touch to reveal the technologies at the CEED.
  2. 2. Emerging Technologies Center for Energy Efficient Design Solar Thermal Systems Green Roof Building Orientation Rainwater Harvesting Wind Power Photovoltaics Passive House Construction Geothermal Energy
  3. 3. Geothermal Energy <ul><li>Originates from the original formation of the planet, from radioactive decay of minerals, from volcanic activity, and from solar energy absorbed at the surface </li></ul><ul><li>Ground loop geothermal heat exchange unit for domestic heating/cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Is cost effective, reliable, and environmentally friendly </li></ul>
  4. 4. Photovoltaics <ul><li>A method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic (PV) effect </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity producing solar panels include flat plate collectors, thin film applications, tracing systems, and concentrating PV and cylindrical collection systems </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rainwater Harvesting <ul><li>Rainwater from the roof of the CEED and from the permeable pavement is collected in a 3400 gallon underground storage unit </li></ul><ul><li>Rainwater harvesting systems can be simple to construct from inexpensive local materials </li></ul><ul><li>Harvested water can be used to flush toilets, wash clothes, water the garden, and wash cars </li></ul>
  6. 6. Green Roof <ul><li>A roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium planted over a waterproofing membrane </li></ul><ul><li>Serves several purposes for a building such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and combat the heat island effect </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a vegetative-covered trellis that will allow seasonally optimal daylighting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Passive House Construction <ul><li>German inspired building standard that is the most important energy-saving design </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a very tight building envelope and through the use of an 85% efficient air-to-air heat exchanger, reduces the building’s energy demand </li></ul><ul><li>As of August 2010, there were approximately 25,00 certified structures of all types in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>In the United States there are only 13 certified structures with a few dozen under construction </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wind Power <ul><li>The conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy such as using wind turbines to make electricity, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for pumping water or drainage, or sails to propel ships </li></ul><ul><li>Both vertical axis and horizontal axis systems will be highlighted using a Skystream 3.7 and a Windspire turbine </li></ul>
  9. 9. Building Orientation <ul><li>Can maximize opportunities for passive solar heating when needed, solar heat gain avoidance during cooling time, natural ventilation, and daylighting throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>South-facing glass on the CEED will provide optimal daylighting and thermal acquisition </li></ul>
  10. 10. Solar Thermal Systems <ul><li>Used for water heating and makes it possible to heat a large amount of water that is naturally dispersed to other locations </li></ul><ul><li>The CEED includes hot water systems and a thermal assisted heat exchange </li></ul>