Presentation on theme: "ENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE HOUSE FOR SOLAR DECATHLON 2002 International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science By Dr. Donald D. Liou University."— Presentation transcript:
ENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE HOUSE FOR SOLAR DECATHLON 2002 International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science By Dr. Donald D. Liou University of North Carolina at Charlotte U.S.A.
What is Solar Decathlon? Student event sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Energy Sponsors include NREL, BP Solar, Home Depot, EDS, AIA To illustrate how to use solar energy To illustrate different daily activities are energy intensive To demonstrate related market-ready technologies To provide a beautiful structure for live, work, and play To move event beyond classroom
Key Solar Decathlon Requirements Building Plans Building Energy Analysis Transportation (Getting Around) Analysis Design presentation and simulation Example building plans requirements Narrative description Site plan drawings Architecture drawings Structural drawings Electrical drawings Mechanical drawings Codes & Safety Assembly process Disassembly process
Engineering Goals Easy to assemble, to transport, to disassemble Uses only suns energy Stable, load bearing, yet requires no on-site excavation Energy efficient Collaboration between architectural and engineering students
Challenges Schedule challenges: content changes of existing courses & individual study courses Design challenges: commitment of suppliers Transportation and foundation: 3-section design Construction challenges: student power Budgetary matters: insurmountable Different views between architectural and engineering professors and students Lack of adequate support from administration