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- Window Solar Control (Spring 2002) IPRO 330: Window_Solar_Control_IPRO330_Spring2002_Final_Presentation
- Alkhader, Maen, Patel, Shivanee, Miller, Mike, Khan, Asim
- 2002, 2002-05
The Community Energy Cooperative is sponsoring a product development effort to create high performance window awnings. The overall objective...
Show moreThe Community Energy Cooperative is sponsoring a product development effort to create high performance window awnings. The overall objective is to develop a simple, low-cost easy-to-install, effective and pleasing exterior window solar control. Available products that reduce window solar heat gain range from reflective shades to new windows with low-emittance glass. In some cases, such as reflective film directly applied to glass, a 70 percent reduction in solar heat is possible. In general, however, no current product meets the full range of desired objectives. Objectives of a new awning design include: (1) inexpensive; (2) preserve window egress and ventilation functions; (3) permanently installed; (3) substantial cooling load reduction; (4) does not reduce solar heat in winter; (5) enhances daylight brightness, distribution within room and light quality; (6) minimal reduction in view; and (7) little (or favorable) influence on building appearance. A general concept for a new type of window solar control product has been envisioned by the Community Energy Cooperative. It is the purpose of the IPRO team over a two-semester period to refine the design concept, fabricate a prototype, demonstrate its effectiveness, assure its cost effectiveness and plan for its commercialization. The sequence of work will include literature search, modeling, design, building a prototype, and other activities leading to a production franchise agreement. Additional project tasks would include computer-simulation and field measurement of air conditioning and lighting performance change associated with awnings. This Project will add to the body of scholarly work on building energy performance and windows. The Community Energy Cooperative will make available various resources, including focus groups and contacts with product users, software and locations for test installations. The project will establish a format for community-based energy efforts that partner with colleges and universities.
Sponsorship: Community Energy Cooperative
Project Plan for IPRO 330: Window Solar Energy for the Spring 2002 semester
- TechNews (Spring 2003) IPRO 320
- Babb, Chris, Brooks, Timothy, Mcgill, Jeff, Anderson, James, Mayer, Ryan, Miller, Mike, Tarlea, Alina
- 2003, 2003-05
Tech News, IIT�s newspaper, will offer an opportunity for interdisciplinary activities to support the development and services of the...
Show moreTech News, IIT�s newspaper, will offer an opportunity for interdisciplinary activities to support the development and services of the newspaper. Students joining this team will have an interest in applying the latest advances in computers; developing management skills; reporting, researching and investigating interesting topics and stories; exploring issues of ethics, social responsibility and professional integrity in the context of a newspaper operation; or testing and implementing exciting new programs. This project offers a great opportunity to meet and serve a lot of different people on campus and in the community. This will increase the interaction and liaison of Tech News with campus organizations, our fellow students, faculty and staff at other campuses, and members of the communities in proximity to the IIT campus. This IPRO team will focus on achieving the following broad goals during the semester: (1) increase community involvement with all students, (2) develop a neighborhood participation program, (3) develop a program for staff membership (recruitment, retention and alliances), (4) design and perform a comprehensive readership survey (focusing on student needs, campus activities and student clubs), (5) prepare an orientation issue for Fall 2003 freshmen, and (6) develop a long term plan.
Sponsorship: IIT Collaboratory for Interprofessional Projects
Project Plan for IPRO 320: TechNews for the Spring 2003 semester