Navigation Links
Turning hot air into energy savings
Date:6/16/2011

A team of students from the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside have been selected for a $15,000 grant from the EPA to develop a system could cut electricity bills up to 16 percent by using heat from the sun and attic to operate a clothes dryer.

The students are working to implement the concept at Victory Gardens Moreno Valley, a 30-home zero net energy, urban agriculture focused community planned for redevelopment on 10 acres by Steven Ribeiro, principal of the Independence, Ore.-based Aldeia, LLC.

The students Jesse S. Lozano, Kenny Chau, Nhat Nguyen, Etinosa J. Agbonwaneten, Ariana E. Villanueva and Stephen R. Opot won the phase one grant in the built environment category of the EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition for Sustainability.

In April, the students will travel to Washington, D.C. to find out if they won the $90,000 phase two grant that would provide funding to commercialize the idea.

Chau, Nguyen and Villanueva received bachelor's degrees this week and Lozano earned a Ph.D. Agbonwaneten and Opot are still working on their bachelor's degrees and will continue working on the project with members of the UC Riverside Engineers Without Borders chapter.

The students advisors are Kawai Tam, a lecturer at the Bourns College of Engineering, and Mark Matsumoto, a professor of environmental and chemical engineering.

Students from the Engineers Without Borders chapter originally contacted Ribeiro about his world's greenest building project in Oregon. After that, in October, Ribeiro and associates toured UC Riverside's facilities and began discussions on potential collaborations for integrating senior design projects at Victory Gardens.

The system developed by the students is one of those projects. It works this way:

Using an off-the-shelf solar-powered attic fan from Lowe's, a sponsor of the project, the system will h
'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Turning freshwater farm ponds into crab farms
2. Pregnancy not turning minds to mush: Study
3. Turning over a new leaf for future energy supplies
4. Turning sunlight into liquid fuels
5. Duke technique is turning proteins into glass
6. Brain tumors: Tissue stem cell turning into tumor stem cell
7. Thesis analyzes factors responsible for the case of Basque natural cider turning bitter
8. Turning school ground natural areas into environmental labs
9. Discovery may lead to turning back the clock on ovarian cancer
10. Turning to nature for inspiration
11. Turning bacteria into butanol biofuel factories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 High crime ... are boosting access control systems market in ... a recently published report by TechSci Research " Saudi ... access control systems market in Saudi Arabia ... 2020.The access control systems market in the Kingdom is ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 ...   Glenbeigh Records Management (GRM), Ireland,s ... with Dubai Islamic Bank. Having built up an impressive track ... now a leading player within the records management sector in ... expects to double is GCC staffbase and employ a further ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... , April 14, 2015  HYPR Corp. ... Online (FIDO ® ) Alliance tm , an ... FIDO members commit to share technology and collaborate ... that are interoperable, more secure and private, and ... biometric identity verification that protects sensitive user information ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 3Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3
... it into a special chamber the size of a mustard seed. ... and thread both of them with artificial blood vessels in order ... cells behave as if they were in a living brain. Then ... the cells respond when exposed to minute quantities of dietary toxins, ...
... Scientists have discovered the structure and operating procedures ... become an alternative to antibiotics. In research ... Academy of Science USA, scientists from Monash ... Maryland detail how the bacteriophage lysin, PlyC, kills ...
... horses have raged for centuries. Two years ago, the ... practice of hyperflexion as a result of a petition signed ... unnecessary discomfort. The FEI did make a distinction between ... termed "low, deep and round" (LDR), which essentially achieves the ...
Cached Biology News:Vanderbilt-led team to develop 'microbrain' to improve drug testing 2Vanderbilt-led team to develop 'microbrain' to improve drug testing 3Vanderbilt-led team to develop 'microbrain' to improve drug testing 4Vanderbilt-led team to develop 'microbrain' to improve drug testing 5New recruits in the fight against disease 2Bend or stretch? How stressful is hyperflexion of horses' necks? 2
(Date:5/26/2015)... May 26, 2015 PRC Clinical, ... the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). The ARM ... development, investment, and commercialization of transformational treatments and ... the California-based CRO focused in Clinical Trial ... cell and regenerative research working with sponsors in ...
(Date:5/25/2015)... May 25, 2015 The 2015 ... Industry is a professional and in-depth study on ... Chloride Market with a focus on the ... chloride market research are Linde Industrial Gas, Basf, ... Chemical, Shandong Xinlong Group, Longsheng Group, Juhua Group, ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain ... a five year contract to Charm Sciences to ... Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (water-based) and ROSA FAST Aflatoxin ... WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test uses Water Extraction ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 ... assesses the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products and ... Drive Maryland Heights, MO 63043, a 50,000 sq. ft. ... current location, to enable strategic growth. Facility renovations will ... to the new space will occur in September. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PRC Clinical Joins 200+ Member Organizations in The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) 2PRC Clinical Joins 200+ Member Organizations in The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) 3Global Hydrogen Chloride Industry 2015 Trends and Analysis Available in a New Report at DeepResearchReports.com 2Global Hydrogen Chloride Industry 2015 Trends and Analysis Available in a New Report at DeepResearchReports.com 3USDA-GIPSA (FGIS) Awards 5 Year Contract for Aflatoxin Tests to Charm Sciences 2Seventh Wave Laboratories Purchases Building for Expansion, Upcoming Move 2Seventh Wave Laboratories Purchases Building for Expansion, Upcoming Move 3
... Light Beams, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 6 ... in laser,optical breast cancer imaging systems, announced that a ... Cancer Cells" was,issued to IMDS by the Chinese government. ... very pleased to have been issued this patent in ...
... BROOK, Ill., Nov. 5 EPI-Q, Inc., a ... to the global,biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries, announces the ... Herout, PharmD to their team of clinical,professionals. The ... capabilities EPI-Q is able to offer directly to ...
... N.J., Nov. 5 Palatin Technologies,Inc. (Amex: PTN ... results on November 9, 2007 before the open of ... a teleconference and live audio webcast,hosted by Palatin,s executive ... discuss the results of operations in greater detail and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Imaging Diagnostic Systems Expands Key Patent Coverage 2Imaging Diagnostic Systems Expands Key Patent Coverage 3EPI-Q, Inc. Expands Capabilities with Addition of Anthony Vita, MD, MPH and Peter Herout, PharmD 2Palatin Technologies to Report Fiscal Year 2008 First Quarter Results; Teleconference and Webcast on November 9, 2007 2
Collected from animals that are 16 to 18 months old. Sterile, Cell culture tested, ID clarifier: USA Origin...
This device is designed to run four simultaneous separations with the following StemSep ; column sizes: 0.3in., 0.5in., and 0.6in.. Depending on the column size, a range of 2x10 7 - 1.5 x 10 9 cell...
Contact us for more information...
... 20-HETE is a cytochrome P450 (CYP450) metabolite ... the renal and cerebral vasculature. In rat ... mediates pressure-induced autoregulatory vasoconstriction. 20-HETE is excreted ... of free 20-HETE (20-40 pg/ml in human ...
Biology Products: