Class project ideas

An idea for a project:

Studying (and perhaps implementing) insulation on campus. This will mainly be thermal insulation to remove unwanted heat loss or gain, increasing energy efficiency. Several phases will come through it.

Planning

The point to look at-
– building design
– climate
– budget

Performing an energy audit will allow one to determine whether insulation is required or can be added. Look at which buildings have more heat loss that can be removed (be it thermal bridging or outdated design), and those through which air conditioning can be insulated.

Types

Window insulation
Pipe insulation
Thermal conducts

Factors to consider

Ventilation
Energy consumption
Ease of applicability
Costs vs returns

Huygens spacecraft multilayer thermal insulation

Huygens spacecraft multilayer thermal insulation

Footnote: from what I understand it’s preferable to continue projects from past terms, in which case I’d like to go for the Nothing With A Face food festival.

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