Navigation Links
UMD Solar Decathlon team unveils 'WaterShed'
Date:4/8/2011

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team has unveiled its entry in the U.S. Department of Energy competition - a high-tech structure they call WaterShed, because it integrates a unique array of sustainable features designed to protect and make the most of the Chesapeake Bay.

The unveiling ceremony brought together officials and the dozens of students, faculty and mentors that make up the Maryland team, one of only 20 finalists in the international competition. Each team designs and builds a house that runs on solar power. The final Solar Decathlon 2011 competition will take place in Washington, D.C. next October.

"This will be a lot more than a great house - think of it as a mini-ecosystem," said WaterShed's principal investigator, University of Maryland Associate Professor of Architecture Amy Gardner. "We're building it to be a desirable and significant expression of sustainability. Our goal is to capture sun, wind, rain, as well as the wastes from the house, and make the very most of them - all as part of a great place to live."

The power of the design comes from its twin focus on efficient, renewable energy and water quality and conservation.

"It's been said that the planet will run out of water before it runs out of oil," Gardner added. "Linking these twin concerns will help design communities that make sense environmentally, economically, aesthetically."

Among WaterShed's principal design features:

  • Constructed wetlands that filter storm water and "greywater"
  • Green roof to retain rainwater and promote efficient cooling
  • Optimally sized photovoltaic array to harvest enough energy from the sun to power WaterShed year-round
  • Edible landscapes that support community-based agriculture
  • Interior waterfall (with liquid desiccant) to provide high-efficiency humidity control
  • Efficient, cost-effective, durable, time-tested structural system


'/>"/>
Contact: Neil Tickner
ntickner@umd.edu
301-405-4622
University of Maryland
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Size matters: Smaller particles could make solar panels more efficient
2. Neutron analysis yields insight into bacteria for solar energy
3. Solar greenhouses: Chinas winning solution to global energy crisis
4. Solar power systems could lighten the load for British soldiers
5. Floating solar panels
6. Stanford researchers develop new technology for cheaper, more efficient solar cells
7. MIT researchers develop a way to funnel solar energy
8. Untiring dedication to solar energy
9. Three-quarters of new solar systems worldwide were installed in the EU in 2009
10. See amazing new sun images from NJITs Big Bear Solar Observatory
11. Selenium makes more efficient solar cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UMD Solar Decathlon team unveils 'WaterShed'
(Date:10/29/2014)... all the rage. Thousands of scientists worldwide are conducting ... titanium dioxide nanoparticles from sun creams can get through ... from electronic products are as hazardous for the lungs ... food can get into the blood via the intestinal ... are flowing – and the number of scientific projects ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... An innovative workflow reveals new research potential of the ... recently published article in the Biodiversity Data ... BOLD in tabular format and imported these into a ... Writting Tool (PWT). Data were used to study ... wasps from the Microgastrinae subfamily. , BOLD is originally ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... of kidney cancer patients in Europe sheds light on ... an apparent link between exposure to aristolochic acid and ... research, by an international team led by scientists from ... Montreal, underscores the importance of investigating possible sources of ... of the Aristolochia genus, also has been suspected of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard 2Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard 3Go straight and publish: From Barcode of Life Data Systems to scholarly publishing systems 2Study sheds light on genetic architecture of kidney cancer 2Study sheds light on genetic architecture of kidney cancer 3
... Ph.D., member of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred ... in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, or ... honorary societies and independent policy-research centers.She is among 190 ... the AAAS 2008 class of fellows. Drawn from the ...
... The key focus of the Diogenes study is to identify ... after initial successful weight loss. To participate in the ... least 8% of their body weight, before the whole family ... and randomised to one of five diets. 763 ...
... -- Ronald Hoenig and Aaron Welch, both graduate ... School of Marine UM Rosenstiel School students take ... Competitionand Atmospheric Science, won first place in the ... Leigh Rothschild Entrepreneurship Competition. The two Marine ...
Cached Biology News:Nobel laureate Dr. Linda Buck elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences 2008 Class of Fellows 2Nobel laureate Dr. Linda Buck elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences 2008 Class of Fellows 3How to stop regaining weight? That's the real question 2Aquaculture concept leaves judges 'goggle eyed' 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 2014 Deep ... Industryā€¯ is a professional and in-depth research report ... basic Naltrexone HCL information, including its definition, classification, ... industry overview. This research covers the international market ... global industry analysis covering macroeconomic environment & economic ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Rancho BioSciences , the ... manually curated public data source TCGA for ... the data is now available for other oncology groups. ... and internal data sources for their Pharma, Government and ... the data that becomes more easily accessible. Rancho ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... plan for its ICH Stability Testing and Package Test ... this investment centers on a dramatic increase in environmental ... volume of stability, storage and aging samples to be ... stage of this major capital expenditure has already taken ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... that management will present a company overview at the Nomura ... ET in Boston, MA. ... the "Investors & Media" section of the Company,s website, ... website within 48 hours and will be archived for a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Rancho BioSciences Manually Curated TCGA Data Sets Available 2Whitehouse Labs Announces Major Capital Investment in Stability and Storage Testing Capacity 2Whitehouse Labs Announces Major Capital Investment in Stability and Storage Testing Capacity 3Isis Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Nomura Biotechnology Conference 2
... Interview with Josh Heling, co-founder, SecurePipe, Inc. ... variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, banking, environmental response, ... social engineering, raising money, and ecruiting a CEO. , ... a little about SecurePipe. , , Josh Heling ...
... in Entrepreneurship program is the WAVE of the future for ... Director of the Weinert School of Entrepreneurship ... behind in Wisconsin. It is a state that has a ... on here at the university, we have WARF handling, promoting ...
... companies who dont panic, that will continue to grow and ... working on a project for the Council for Continuous Improvement ... was arranging and conducting seminars for executives in the auto ... make or break situation with many quality control issues. During ...
Cached Biology Technology:WTN Exclusive Interview with Josh Heling 2WTN Exclusive Interview with Josh Heling 3WAVE of the Future? 2WAVE of the Future? 3A Race without a Finish Line! 2
Pronase Reagent...
CircuLex Anti-Human S100P Polyclonal Antibody Research Focus: proliferation Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Rabbit polyclonal to ECSIT ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 51295 SwissProtID: Q96HQ7...
HAMP Immunogen: HAMP (AAH20612, 25 a.a. ~ 85 a.a) full length recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Biology Products: