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Dale Parkes: "The Science (and Art) of The Green Dream Home"

Community Event
Sep 30 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Please plan to join us Thursday, September 30 in the Science building, S373, from 12:30 to 1:30 as Dale Parkes presents "The Science (and Art) of The Green Dream Home".

Students welcome !

Photovoltaic panels, evacuated tube solar collectors, geothermal heat pumps, drain water heat recovery, super-insulation, passive solar design, and passive ventilation are just some of the technologies and techniques that have been employed in the Green Dream Home in order to reduce the building’s energy consumption to zero over the course of a year.

This presentation will explain the science behind how these technologies work and the art behind how they were all brought together to create one of the most sustainable homes in Canada. The Green Dream Home has been selected for the CMHC’s EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative - one of only 13 in Canada.