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The Rochester Institute of Technology's large energy usage stems from its obsolete technologies used. A transpired solar collector wall can be used to preheat ventilation air. With the use of perforated collector panels installed several inches from a south facing wall, creating an air cavity, the metal is heated by the solar radiation from the sun. Several ventilation fans located at the top of the wall create negative pressure in the cavity, thus drawing in the solar heated air through the panel perforations. Due to the fact that this technology can be connected directly to the existing HVAC system, it allows air to be preheated before entering the air handler, ultimately reducing the load on the conventional heater. This seems to be a money saving strategy that will eliminate inefficiencies in the HVAC system at this institution.
- Project Name
- Transpired Solar Collector Wall
- Project Number
- Project Family
- Sustainable Technologies for the RIT Campus
- Sustainable Products, Systems, and Technologies Track
- Start Term
- End Term
- Faculty Guide
- Dr. Robert Stevens (Mechanical Engineering)
- Faculty Consultant
- Primary Customer
- RIT Facilities Management Services
- Customer contact information
- Cathy Ahern
- Senior Mechanical Engineer
- firstname.lastname@example.org, (585)475-7032
- Facilities Management Services
- Building 99
- 120 Lomb Memorial Drive
- Rochester, NY 14623
This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.
Portions of the team documents have been prepared a DPM student prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.
Keep in mind that everything you include in this web tree is visible to the world and the general public. If you have documents that reflect work in progress, or contain data that has not been fully vetted, then it may be better to include those internal working documents in the private section of the web tree, or in the project repository proper, outside of the web tree. Note that anyone with Guest or higher membership in your project can read your entire project repository. Anyone with an Editor or higher membership can makes changes to your repository. All Observer members can view, but not edit, the web portion of your repository.
These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.
After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.
As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.
Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)
Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)
Technical Conference Publication (SD II)
Poster Publication (SD II)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)