Event Title

T3-B: Creation of a Small-scale Zero Energy Building

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Bill France B

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:45 PM

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The work presented in this paper details the creation of a small scale model, designed and built by a senior capstone design group, which simulates several attributes of a Zero+ Energy Building (ZEB). This model included a small solar array used to charge a Lithium Ion (LI) Battery, a set of strip heaters designed to hold a set point above the ambient temperature, and removable insulation to demonstrate the increase in consumed power when poor insulation is present. Instrumentation was also added to the small scale model that was capable of monitoring both power consumption by the building and power generation from the solar panels. Finally, a controller was implemented that was capable of wirelessly transmitting the data to a website set up by the students. The completion of this work has provided an excellent demonstration model that can be set up in both middle and high school classrooms.

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Mar 5th, 3:45 PM

T3-B: Creation of a Small-scale Zero Energy Building

Bill France B

The work presented in this paper details the creation of a small scale model, designed and built by a senior capstone design group, which simulates several attributes of a Zero+ Energy Building (ZEB). This model included a small solar array used to charge a Lithium Ion (LI) Battery, a set of strip heaters designed to hold a set point above the ambient temperature, and removable insulation to demonstrate the increase in consumed power when poor insulation is present. Instrumentation was also added to the small scale model that was capable of monitoring both power consumption by the building and power generation from the solar panels. Finally, a controller was implemented that was capable of wirelessly transmitting the data to a website set up by the students. The completion of this work has provided an excellent demonstration model that can be set up in both middle and high school classrooms.