The Center for Building Energy Research focuses on building energy efficiency and building integrated renewable energy production. The Center promotes design and develops and tests technologies to reduce energy consumption while maintaining and enhancing comfort, performance and productivity in a sustainable future.
This project is primerly our research team's new project to analyze the existing spaces of the Lakeside Lab in Okaboji, IA. The secondarly this project is a independent study for ISU architecture students These cabin's are where the teachers of come in the summer to teach, they sleep here too so thebuilding are being used all day and night.
The Lakeside Lab in Okaboji, IA is our research team's new project which will be an energy analysis the existing spaces and strategies to improve energy utilization. The secondary team on this project is a independent study for ISU architecture students. These cabin's are where the teachers of Iowa come to teach summer courses, they sleep here too so thebuilding are being used all day and night. This projects goal will be to increase the energy efficiency of the labritory campus.
This test ran on Nov. 24-25th was Expeienment #A3 which evaluated the system design and temperature profile in the Interlock House for passive heating and natural cooling.
Testing started at 2:25pm Nov 24th and ended 4:30pm 25th. The Weather was sunny the 24th and cloudy the 25th. All data collection showed good stratification. Our new radiation sheield design is working great.
Our team at the National NSF EPScOR Conference was represented by one of our Solar Home team memebers Suncica Jasarovic senior in undergraduate architecture, and two other mechanical engineering students: Bernardo Del Campo, graduate student in mechanical engineering, and Chloe Dedic, graduate student in mechanical engineering.