The Center for Sustainability ENERGY IN SERVICE PRESENTATION GOOD MORNING
The Center for Sustainability ABOUT THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY THE SOLAR DECATHLON THE MORNINGSTAR THE CENTER’S FUTURE EDUCATIONAL & OUTREACH PROGRAMMING
The Center for Sustainability OUR VISION “The Penn State Center for Sustainability will demonstrate national leadership in the development of global citizens through integrated research, education and outreach efforts that advance the ethic and science of environmental sustainability.”
The Center for Sustainability Greenhouse Homestead PowerLion Solar Array
The Center for Sustainability TEACHING MISSION The Center for Sustainability will develop leaders and citizens who are informed about environmental issues and conscious of the environmental impact of their decisions.
The Center for Sustainability RESEARCH MISSION Conduct research programs that will help bridge the gap between the technologies that pursue sustainability and the skills and awareness that will put these technologies into action.
The Center for Sustainability OUTREACH MISSION The Center for Sustainability will reach beyond Penn State’s campus to cultivate values, attitudes, and actions that are both respectful of our environment, and savvy about the economic, social, and environmental goals of sustainability.
The Center for Sustainability WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW? - Buildings are THE largest consumers of all energy in the U.S. - LEED helps to mitigate their environmental impact while providing healthier living and working spaces. - LEED focuses predominantly on the commercial sector, leaving the residential sector less explored.
The Center for Sustainability SOLAR DECATHLON 2007
DESIGN CONCEPT Living Space - Heart of the home - dine, live, bed – open plan - local materials - local labor - local building traditions Tech Core - Brains of the home - kitch., bath, mech. - Factory built conditions - cost efficient - readily available materials - transported to any region Breezeway - Lungs of the home - circulation of movement - circulation of air - allows in most light and air The Morning Star Technical Core Factory built service module Breezeway Circulation for occupants and air Living Space Flexible and adaptable, built from local materials
ARCHITECTURE Black Slate Siding - rain screen & thermal mass - reclaimed Movable Furniture - student made - wood from fallen elm & oak Exterior Shade Panels - student made - wood from fallen oak Milk Bottle Wall - regions dairy industry - thermal mass in winter
LANDSCAPE Rain Garden - collects & reuses roof water - attracts birds Audubon Gardens - attracts local birds - attracts butterflies - attractive alternative to foreign grass/lawns Biointensive Gardens - organic vegetables for home - attracts butterflies
ENGINEERING Solar Panels - 8.5 kW on roof - Provides AC power Sun Slates - 1.5 kW - powers DC LED lights - light up in different colors Evacuated Tubes - domestic hot water - heated coils in vacuum Radiant Floors - efficient heating - thermal mass - bluestone Energy Dashboard - Monitors house consumption - ACCUWEATHER hookup GEM Car - Plugged into house - elec. from excess solar The Morning Star
MARKETABILITY Tech Core - create employment - mass production - healthier working conditions Living Space - panelized system - provide jobs - use local resources - promote community Cost Analysis - $110,000 in materials - continue to research value - continue to research method Housing Program - creates a local market - boosts economy - provides quality homes
The Center for Sustainability WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE FUTURE? - Morningstar is being set up at the Visitor’s Center for year - $500,000 PEDA grant to set up the home at the CfS - Starting up the housing program with the Northern Cheyenne
MASTER PLAN 1. Renewable Energy Residence 2. Instructional / Community Gardens 3. The Ecological Systems Lab 4. Hands-on Workshop 5. Audubon Trail and Gardens 6. Environmental Learning Center This facility will serve as a research lab, an experiment residence for a PSU student/visiting faculty, and a demonstration facility for outreach programming. 4. 1. An area developed to enable teaching gardens and income-producing Act 48 teacher training and field trip programming. These are biointensive gardens that demonstrate how to achieve dietary, medicinal, and material self-sufficiency. 5. 6. A facility which demonstrates an alternative to chemical wastewater treatment that is low-impact and less costly than traditional systems, within a greenhouse environment of tropical plants and water tanks. 2. An open area which continues a culture of hands-on project-based learning at the CfS with a dedicated space for the construction and assembly of student research projects and prototypes. 3. These trails and gardens will follow the guidelines set forth by the ‘Audubon at Home’ program. They will also serve to link the site to the greater PSU campus, Centre Furnace Mansion, as well as to Millbrook Marsh. A structure that showcases state-of-the art sustainable design and engineering. It will include a publicly accessible science center, an Eco-retreat / conference facility, a renewable energy research lab, and an indoor/outdoor classroom. The Center for Sustainability
MILLBROOK MARSH ECOLOGY BATHGATEPOND TECHNOLOGY THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY HISTORY CENTRE FURNACE MANSION