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The Sustainable Living Center Winter 2011. “Fostering Sustainable Habits”. Outline. The thermal audit What can we do to improve performance Solar hot water system Water, energy and steam use SLC Projects: Worm Compost Laundry Drying Vegan Food Workshops. The Thermal Audit.

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The sustainable living center winter 2011

The Sustainable Living CenterWinter 2011

“Fostering Sustainable Habits”


Outline

Outline

  • The thermal audit

    • What can we do to improve performance

  • Solar hot water system

  • Water, energy and steam use

  • SLC Projects:

    • Worm Compost

    • Laundry Drying

    • Vegan Food Workshops


The thermal audit

The Thermal Audit

The Blower Door: blows the hot air out and sucks cold air in thru the holes in the building envelope.

Below: reading the pressure


The thermal camera

The Thermal Camera


The electric meter

The Electric Meter


Thermal audit recommendations

Thermal Audit Recommendations

  • Close door to basement to stop leaks

  • Insulate holes above windows in basement

  • Make sure all storm windows are closed

    • Use plastic over windows as needed

  • Insulate some pipes in basement

    • Note: steam pipes need special high-temp insulation

  • Insulate above ground foundation


The solar hot water system

The Solar Hot Water System


System performance

System Performance


System performance1

System Performance


The meters hot water and steam

The Meters: Hot water and Steam


The steam meter

The Steam Meter

  • Lots of work has been happening in mechanical room


Domestic water use

Domestic Water Use

  • Jan 1st 2011-today (Feb. 27 2011): 10650 gallons

    • 58 days (jan1st – 2/27)

    • 17 people

  • 10.8 gallons person per day ~ 11 gallons/person/day


Electricity use since jan 1 st 2011

Electricity Use since Jan. 1st 2011


Weekly electricity use

Weekly Electricity Use


Daily electricity use

Daily Electricity Use


Electricity consumption

Electricity Consumption

  • Electricity: Jan 1-today (2/27/11) at 4:15pm

    • 1911.2 kWh

      • 33 kWh per day

      • 1.94 kWh per person per day


Steam consumption in pounds

Steam Consumption in Pounds

  • Winter Term usage: Jan 2011: 18400 pounds and Feb 2011= 41400 pounds

    • Use 945 BTU per pound (note this changes with temp. and pressure)

  • SLC used 56511000 BTU

    • Assume heating plant is 75% efficient

      • 150400 BTU per gallon of #6 oil*.75 =112800 BTU

  • SLC used ~501 gallons of #6 fuel oil for January and February 2011

    • The SLC uses 0.5 gallons per person per day


Slc student projects

SLC Student Projects

  • Friday Dessert and Documentary

  • The food coop

    • Bunten Farmhouse coop

      • Milk, cheese, bread and ice cream

  • Worm Composting

  • Dryer Free: Laundry drying

  • Students Fighting Hunger

  • Workshops

    • Yogurt making

    • Vegan pizza


Worm compost

Worm Compost


Dryer free laundry

Dryer Free Laundry


The sustainable living center winter 2011

Potential Outside Laundry Drying Location


Vegan pizza making workshop

Vegan Pizza Making Workshop

  • Vegan pizza making workshop and documentary Friday Jan 21 6-8 hosted by Dartmouth Animal Welfare Group and the Upper Valley Vegan Meet-up. 

  • Peaceable Kingdom 


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