Summary of Net Zero Commons Trial–by Seth O’Bryan
Below is a table summarizing net energy use in the Commons from March 2-6, 2015. An important caveat is that this doesn’t include the energy use of the compressors, which drive the heating and cooling. The compressors are the biggest energy users in the building. Given the time of year, and this being our first attempt at net zero, the Living Building class wanted to focus on manageable energy uses.
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Throughout the week of trying to reach net zer0, the Living Building class provided visual support and feedback to those interested in the ongoing pursuit and results. The interactive board was used frequently during the week and was the communal responsibility of the class to answer questions about the systems and provide information about the progress.