MUSIC Hi. Welcome to Stanford Start Home. Come on in. The Start Home was designed as a passive solar house. You can see that we have this main living space as you first come in the house. We have a lot of southfacing windows to offer passive solar gains, heating the house in the winter, and then also opening up to facilitate cooling in some of the warmer months. We have the PV array on the, on the roof, so it's about a six and a half kilowatt array, which makes this house net zero energy.
So it's a passive solar design but also net zero energy and grid tied. So, when we're producing more energy than we're consuming, we can actually sell that back to the grid. All of the, kind of the wet systems back here, the kitchen sink, the refrigerator and and the ventilation, are all part of the main core. The core essentially provides all of the MEP systems for the house. So it's mechanical, electrical and plumbing. And the idea is that you have this factorymade core. That delivers all of those essential services to your house.
If you manufacture them in large quantities and then ship them to the final site where people can build a customized house around that then you get a much more affordable green living space. What we wanted to do with this house was not just automate all of the systems so that it's energy efficient by default. But inform the user, so that instead of just an energy efficient home, that you have energy efficient or sustainable people. And a lot of that happens throughout the interaction points with the house.
So one of those interaction points is right here. We call it the room switch. We have a steady pulsing of light behind the touch interface, and the rate of pulsing is indicative of how much energy they're consuming. You can control any electronics in the house from any of the switches. So you make it very easy to get your house into its lowest energy consumption state. We wanted to design something that would help minimize, water use. because we were focused a lot on energy with different aspects of the house.
But in the bathroom, obviously it's a great big water hog, both with the toilet, the shower, and the sinks. So we decided to look at the sink, and figure out a way to make it more of a passive off state. So with that in mind, we designed this we call it kind of the push sink. And so I just lean into it, and I can wash my hands or wash my face, and, and it's all actuated down here just by like a subtle, almost a natural lean in movement.
And so that was just another unique interaction point that, that kind of makes you think a little bit more about when the necessary times are for the water to be running. People feel like this house is so much larger. And I think a big part of that is, is this back deck and how it just transitions and blends so naturally with, with the interior. And it's covered by this wonderful pergola that is optimized for, for solar shading. We're going to have an edible garden and there's, there.
Solar Movie Green Architects
In the late 1990's we made a tutorial called 'Green by Design'. It was made for the Royal Australian institute of Architects, and it won an award in 1998 from the Western Australian government. In the production and direction, my colleague Dr Bill Parker was involved and the messages in this tutorial are still very relevant for the present day. Buildings consume a large proportion for the energy used by our society. In the past very few have been energy efficient, and very few have used the benefits of the sun. We now.
Have the opportunity to create structures that use less energy, and work in harmony with our environment. Whatever the size or purpose of a building the principles of low energy design and minimal environmental impact can be applied. The leaders in this process are the energy conscious architects with the experience, the depth of knowledge and creative skills needed. Any house, any building benefits by the knowledge and the use of a low energy approach to the design process. It's an essential part of good design. You save energy, you save money. It's a very simple equation.
Why Should We Launch Solar Panels Into Space
This episode of DNews is brought to you by Full Sail University. This week the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced it wants to get solar power from space. I'm having flashbacks to disasters from SimCity2000. Hello! I'm Trace. Thank you for watching DNews. Back in the 1960s, American aerospace engineer Peter Glaser proposed launching solar panels into space, and beaming the power they collect back to the surface for our use. Since the late 60s the idea has been in a holding pattern mainly because of the expense and worries about maintenance and equipment, but thanks.
To recent developments in solar panel tech the Japanese space firm JAXA says they can finally try it. The plan is ambitious at minimum and cost hasn't yet been calculated, BUT JAXA is determined, and they're not the only ones. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is also interested in spacebased solar. The reason everyone's looking up, is because that's where the sun sits! If we can put a satellite in orbit to collect the sun's rays BEFORE the atmosphere filters them out, and without the worry of a cloudy day, that would be rad. The JAXA Space Based Power System.
Or SBPS will orbit 22,400 miles up, and if done to their specs, would completely replace a nuclear power plant by producing 1 gigawatt of electricity enough to power halfamillion homes. Their plan uses a 10,000 metric ton system, which is. well pretty ridiculous. The largest rocket ever launched was the Saturn V it took our boys to the moon and could only lift about 130 metric tons. Once the power is gathered, a converter in space will convert the electricity into a microwave beam not like in your house, literally waves of energy that are.
On the micro scale. Microwaves can be converted from energy at 80 percent efficiency, which means there would be some loss, but it would be pretty damn efficient about 48 of the power collected would reach consumers. Which doesn't sound great, but it really is. To make sure the array is getting sunlight 24hours a day, JAXA plans to put mirrors on either side of the planet to reflect sunlight at the collector all the time. The Japanese are announcing their plan so far in advance in the hope other countries.
Will gather and help realize the dream of solar from space. Once created, it could provide clean, unlimited energy anywhere on the planet, regardless of remote location. Here's the kicker. It would cost about a trillion dollars. Which sounds like a lot, but it's like 125 bucks per person on the planet in 2030. And that's WAY more than you're paying doe your power bill. Not to mention oil wars and all the pollution, ecological damage, mining and drilling that goes with fossil fuels. We've got commenting areaaassss, check them out and type your feelings on spacebased.
Solar so we can all talk about it! None of this would be possible without computers to run the system, and we need people to write the computer programs. Full Sail University in Florida offers courses to help train tech professionals by blending code and realworld experience. Students of Full Sail have handson access to technology on their first day, get a discounted laptop and all the software they'll need to earn degrees in software, mobile and web development. To find out more and support the show go to fullsail.edudnews! Thanks.
Stanford Start.Home Building Materials
We took the idea of sustainability beyond just energy and water into our materials. And we used reclaimed redwood and Douglas Fir that came off of houses from 40 to 50 years ago all over the South Bay. The wood was remilled up at Jasper Ridge where the house is going to finally rest, and brought down to us at the university and installed throughout the home. So it gives us a really beautiful finish as well as the advantage of not having used any brand new trees. All of our structure and walls were built.
Out of a structural insulated panel system which comes as prefabricated wall sections with four to eight inches of foam sheathed in two pieces of plywood. That made it really easy for us to build the house quickly and get a very airtight house and a high insulation value across the whole structure. Continuing that theme, we used windows that give you the same energy efficiency as standard double pane windows in the glass, but also use a frame that doesn't have vinyl. So you don't have the toxic byproducts of typical windows that are on the market.
Another cool product that we use is a phase change material that we installed in the ceiling below the drywall. And what this does is it melts as the house warms up during the day to absorb a lot of heat right around 72 degrees Fahrenheit, where you're most comfortable, without actually changing the interior temperature of the room. So it stores all that heat during the day and then when it starts to cool down at night, rereleases it by freezing back into a solid gel, therefore allowing the house to stay warm later into the.
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Stand for Reality Hillary Clinton
Future generations will look back and wonder, what were we thinking How could we possibly be so irresponsible I'm just a grandmother with two eyes and a brain and I know what's happening in the world is going to have a big effect on my daughter and especially on my granddaughter. It's hard to believe there are people running for president who still refuse to accept the settled science of climate change. Who would rather remind us they're not scientists than listen to those who are. You don't have to be a scientist to take on this urgent challenge.
That threatens us all, you just have to be willing to act. America has made a start in addressing this threat. The renewable energy industry It created over 50,000 new jobs and drove more than 35 billion dollars in investment last year alone. But we have to do much more and we have to do it now. On day one as president, I will set two ambitious national goals that will test our capacities but that I know are within our reach. First, I will ensure we hit a target of having more that half a billion solar panels installed.
Across the country by the end of my first term. Second, we'll set a 10year goal of generating enough renewable energy to power every single home in America. Over the next few months I will lay out a comprehensive agenda to meet the climate challenge and make America the world's clean energy superpower. We're all going to have to do our part, but that's who we are as Americans. We don't hide from change we harness it. We're on the cusp of a new era. We can have more choice in the energy we consume and produce.
Studentbuilt house, the T90, on its way to Solar Decathlon
Ltmusicgt Professor Matt Lutz Delta T90 is an effort to show that really highperformance solarpowered housing can be widely available. Sean Wynot Pretty much reinventing affordable efficient housing for Vermont. I mean, it's kind of cool and something that you've never really seen before. Brad Paisker How you can use photovoltaic cells to completely power a house, a thousand foot square house, with nothing but the sun. Sean We're probably at 50 percent completion with construction. Katie Anderson The kitchen will wrap around this space, and then right here is the living room with the TV and the couch.
Brad As you walk through more, there will be a skylight up above you, shedding light into this area. Sarah Patrie This is actually one of the rooms I'm designing. This is the. I'm doing the bedroom, so you have one for the kids in here. Matt The students have contributed and really led from the overall concept of the project, what direction we take it in, to finishing, deciding this detail below the window. Sean The sheetrock from our walls are going to turn this corner at a 90 degree angle or.
Just go right under our windows, eliminating all wood finish, so it's a more modern look. gt music Matt Solar Decathlon is an international design competition that challenges universities to design, build, transport to a common site, and then operate under a ten day period these really high performance solar powered houses. Kaylan Aufdermaur So, the first time they will be out there, that's when we set up, so we'll have a crane out there setting the house and doing all the finishing work that we need to to make it competition ready.
Sarah What I'm mostly excited about is seeing the finished product, because we've all like worked so hard. Katie Even just working on the window details, like they're just lines on a piece of paper, but then in real life we can see the different layers that make up. Matt This project has reinforced and taught me the value of experiential learning, about how one learns through using their hands. Sarah I've never done this, like built a house or anything. So, brand new, something good to do, you know Matt The approach that they decided to take was to make a hammer ready project,.
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