Renewable Energy and Its Application


 Source: https://phipps.conservatory.org/green-innovation/at-phipps/center-for-sustainable-landscapes

Source: https://phipps.conservatory.org/green-innovation/at-phipps/center-for-sustainable-landscapes

    Passive Solar

  • "Outside-In, Passive-First" strategy
  • Overall building energy usage minimized through passive design strategies for typical operation
  • High performance targets: improved envelope, heating, ventilation and cooling, lighting, power, and water conservation
  • Building orientation maximizes northern and southern exposure for 80% daylight autonomy and passive solar controls
  • Light shelves, louvers and overhangs minimize summer cooling loads and contribute to building heating in winter
  • Brise-soleil screens reduce summer cooling loads
  • Atrium is not mechanically heated nor cooled; thermal massing, high-performance operable glazing, solar shading, and phase-change material maintain comfortable temperatures

  SOURCE : https://phipps.conservatory.org/green-innovation/at-phipps/center-for-sustainable-landscapes

SOURCE: https://phipps.conservatory.org/green-innovation/at-phipps/center-for-sustainable-landscapes

    Solar Panel Arrays

  • Renewable energy system generates electricity from the sun
  • Contributes to the net zero energy approach of offsetting 100% of the annual energy consumption of the CSL facility
  • Adjacent facilities building and Special Events Hall roof surfaces provide ideal near-southern orientation for solar PV
  • Building Management System meters and sensors collect and report on renewable energy generation from solar PV
  • Excess generated energy serves upper campus electricity needs

  SOURCE : https://phipps.conservatory.org/green-innovation/at-phipps/center-for-sustainable-landscapes

SOURCE: https://phipps.conservatory.org/green-innovation/at-phipps/center-for-sustainable-landscapes

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

  • A ground-source geothermal HVAC system generates heat and cooling
  • 14 geothermal wells of 510 ft deep boreholes with PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) tubing loops
  • System expected to capture about 70% of its heating and cooling energy from the ground's consistent 55°F (13°C) temperature
  • Geothermal system works in conjunction with the Rooftop Energy Recovery Unit to provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and dehumidification
  • In summer, heat removed from the Heat Pump refrigeration cycle is absorbed by the water circulated in the wells and the cool ground
  • In winter, warmth stored over the course of the summer season is recovered from the wells to heat the building spaces