FloridaSingapore ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
The Solar Living House is the result of a carefully integrated approach to sustainable design. We are striving to create a house that is more than a novel idea, one that emphasizes home life, and incorporates sustainable issues as a lifestyle. We want it to be thoughtful, affordable, sustainable, and most importantly, livable. The arrangement into the Ltypology allows us to delineate between public and private while simultaneously framing an exterior courtyard that serves as an extension of the public space. Glazing along the courtyard blurs the line between outside and inside.
The house makes use of a modular design to maximize opportunities for customization. The house is composed of five large modules, one of which is designated as a wet core. This helps to ensure maximum energy efficiency, ease of transport, and ease of onsite construction. Ultimately, our greatest goal is to create a home. Through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we hope to use the house as a case study for affordable, sustainable housing in our current market. We want to show that through community building and the spreading of sustainable ideals,.
FloridaSingapore Team Interview Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt Team We are the University of Florida and National University of Singapore and Santa Fe College. gtgt Female The name is Solar Living House. So, that says a lot about what we're trying to do making livability a big priority, but it's the spatial organization, really thinking about our target audience as a median Florida family of average means, thinking about how we can design a home, not just a house for research that's not very interpersonal or things like that. So, we thought a lot about lifecycle costs, how to design a home that really grows.
With the family and really adjusts to different seasons of life. gtgt Male So we really wanted to make a house that is not this, like, foreign thing with all this technology, but that's really approachable. gtgt Female We actually already have a client. Since we are partnering with Alachua Habitat for Humanity, we have an elderly couple that we're building the house for, so we're building it kind of along the competition guidelines at first and then once we bring it back to Gainesville, we'll be adding on another bedroom module.
Solar Panel Spotlight
STUART BLOCK One of the things that got me started with this initially was the University's 2025 goal of being a carbon neutral campus.I had actually asked our house mom if I could see our electricity bills and realized we are paying way too much money. JOHN LAWSON We've had projects that initiated and gone down those paths with various other technologies, lighting and some other types but not from a student or a fraternity member and making their house. STUART BLOCK This is only the second solar system installed on a fraternity house in the entire country.
JOHN LAWSON I met Stuart actually via email. He was inquiring how to get solar here on campus and how to do more to participate in energy conservation at his fraternity. STUART BLOCK We talked to them about the potential to get some additional funds to make it a more affordable investment. And they gave us that opportunity to pay back that loan through service hours. JOHN GONOS So our panels generate electricity when the sunlight hits them. The micro inverters on the back convert the DC electricity into AC electricity. That AC electricity is tied.
Directly into the building right on the roadside of the meters. So if the building needs it it'll be used by the building first. The electricity will go to the building first. Any excess will go back through the meter into the grid. STUART BLOCK I think this is definitely really important given the context of time that we're living in. You know, this is the first time that sustainability is really an oppressing issue. It's something that, you know, we all recognize is going to need to happen in the future for us to be more sustainable and sustain.
This Week at Interior June 5, 2015
THIS WEEK AT INTERIOR SECRETARY JEWELL IN CHARM CITY THIS WEEK, JOINING LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS IN ANNOUNCING THE SELECTION OF BALTIMORE AS ONE OF THE 50 CITIES TAKING PART IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR'S YOUTH INITIATIVE AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM AIMED AT CONNECTING A NEW GENERATION TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS, BY INSPIRING MILLIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO PLAY, LEARN, SERVE, AND WORK ON THE NATION'S PUBLIC LANDS. IF YOUR SUMMERS ARE SPENT ON A HOT SIDEWALK, AND YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS A BROADER WORLD AROUND YOU BECAUSE THERE AREN'T TREES COVERING YOUR SIDEWALK, AND THERE AREN'T.
PARKS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND YOU DON'T FEEL WELCOME OR SAFE IN THE OUTDOORS, THEN THOSE PARKS ARE NOT ENJOYED BY THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM THEY'RE INTENDED, WHICH IS EVERYBODY. I BELIEVE AS WE MOVE FORWARD WE ARE GOING TO BE A BEACON OF LIGHT TO SHOW OUR COUNTRY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER, WHEN WE DECIDE AS A COMMUNITY WHAT WE VALUE AND DECIDE THAT WE'RE GOING TO WORK TOGETHER TO MEET THOSE GOALS. AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE SECRETARY JOINED THE MAYOR, WHITE HOUSE CABINET SECRETARY BRODERICK JOHNSON, AND CENTRAL MARYLAND YMCA PRESIDENT JOHN HOEY, IN A SERVICE PROJECT WITH STUDENT.
VOLUNTEERS TO PLANT TREES. SECRETARY JEWELL JOINED WORLD FAMOUS ROCK CLIMBER TOMMY CALDWELL AND DOZENS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS THIS WEEK IN MARYLAND'S CARDEROCK RECREATION AREA, TO SHINE A LIGHT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S EVERY KID IN A PARK INITIATIVE A CALL TO ACTION TO GET ALL CHILDREN TO VISIT AND ENJOY AMERICA'S UNPARALLELED OUTDOORS. SECRETARY JEWELL JOINING NATIONAL PARK SERVICE DIRECTOR JONATHAN JARVIS TO ANNOUNCE 10 NEW NATIONAL RECREATION TRAILS. THOSE TRAILS ADD MORE THAN 150 MILES TO THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM SATURDAY JUNE 6TH IS NATIONAL TRAILS DAY FIND OUT MORE AT DOI.GOV.
STUDENTS AT FLORIDA'S MICCOSUKEE NEED PRONUNCIATION! INDIAN SCHOOL HAVE NEW FLEXIBILITY TO SET THEIR OWN EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS. THAT DECISION FORMALIZED THIS WEEK BY SECRETARY JEWELL AND EDUCATION SECRETARY ARNE DUNCAN THE CHANGE PROTECTS IMPORTANT NATIVE HERITAGE AND SUPPORTS CULTURALLYRELEVANT STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS FOR NATIVE YOUTH. SECRETARY JEWELL AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY ANTHONY GETTING A CLOSE UP VIEW THIS WEEK OF ONE OF THE BUSIEST BRIDGES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL, AND YET IT'S ALSO ONE IN URGENT NEED OF REPAIR. THE ARLINGTON MEMORIAL BRIDGE OVER THE POTOMAC RIVER SO.
BADLY DETERIORATED THAT EMERGENCY CLOSURES HAD TO BE IMPLEMENTED SECRETARY JEWELL POINTING TO THIS AS ONE EXAMPLE OF CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT COULD BE ADDRESSED IN A LONGTERM SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL BEFORE CONGRESS. A MAJOR MILESTONE THIS WEEK IN THE ADMINISTRATION'S RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC LANDS THREE NEW UTILITYSCALE SOLAR PROJECTS ON PUBLIC LANDS IN NEVADA APPROVED, THE FIRST GIVEN THE GOAHEAD UNDER A NEW STREAMLINED APPROVAL AND MITIGATION PROCESS. TOGETHER THE SOLAR ARRAYS COULD GENERATE UP TO 440 MEGAWATTS OF ENERGY, ENOUGH TO POWER ABOUT 132THOUSAND HOMES. FIND OUT MORE AT BLM.GOV.
Stevens ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
The SURE House Stevens Institute witnessed firsthand the impact of Superstorm Sandy. The SURE House offers a new model of uncompromised coastal living that incorporates at its core both Sustainability and Resilience. The innovative building envelope provides a 90 reduction in energy consumption. The SURE House's Resilient Power and Heating System produces more energy than needed throughout the year, and is capable of providing emergency power for both the home and community during extended outages. Our modest 1,000ft2 home provides an ultraefficient interior, balanced by a generous sequence of exterior living spaces.
Sacramento State ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt NARRATOR Hello and welcome to the Solar NEST's Reflect Home Sacramento State. Developed for the Solar Decathlon 2015. As you enter our net zero home the dining room and kitchen are integrated into one ultra functional space which can either seat an intimate dinner for two or a large gathering. Comfort is a paramount priority in the Reflect Home. Inside each room the ductless mini split HVAC system is designed to individually heat and cool each room to anyone's specific needs. The wood throughout the house is reflective of the Sacramento region's affinity for.
The outdoors and the demand for houses with a modern design. The raised ceiling is prevalent throughout the house but provides the master bedroom with a more elegant and sophisticated feeling. This also helps to allow more natural light to cascade in from the outside. This space has a separate door opening to the exterior space. The exterior space is equally useful and efficient. It provides the homeowner with endless practicality and functionality regardless of the outdoor lifestyle they want to live. Planting a garden is easy with our gray water capturing system.
Power to the People with Johan NorbergPreview
JOHAN NORBERG Most people in developing countries aspire to a rich, better life. These people know how we in the West live, and they refuse to be left behind. The highest standard of living the world has ever known has been built on an everincreasing use of energy, and there is no end in sight. We've made great strides in making everything more energyefficient, from jumbo jets to television sets. But despite that, we've increased our use of energy. Not only do we fly more, but there's a TV on the back of.
The seat. Couldn't we all just cut back, and learn to live with less energy Why can't we live greener reduce our consumption buy local and just travel less Denmark wanted to maintain its high standard of living, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. So it bet its future on wind power. Should we follow in their footsteps Or could massive solar, like this plant in Morocco, be the answer Some believe that Ethanol, as a biofuel, was going to help to solve our energy problems. Now it appears to be a dead end. But fracking, under these.
Same fields, is now creating a boom in natural gas, especially here in the United States. It's the cleanest burning fossil fuel we've got, and it seems we're finding more of it every day. But can we live with the tradeoffs The most ambitious transformation of a country's energy sector is taking place right now, here in Germany. The specter of potential nuclear disaster has moved Germany away from nuclear, and toward wind and solar energy but not without unintended consequences. Right now, we are relying heavily on fossil fuels, and a lot of people are concerned about global warming.
Team Orange County ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt NARRATOR Team Orange County's Casa Del Sol is an innovative, net zero energy home, that draws inspiration from the California State flower the golden poppy. This California State flower opens and closes as it adjusts to the light of the sun, a method emulated by Casa Del Sol in order to promote the indooroutdoor California lifestyle. Passive solar design uses appropriate shading and natural ventilation to allow our home to open and close to the sun. Thanks to this flexibility in design, the walls can also adjust in order to change room size or quantity, thus allowing for multigenerational.
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