Major(s)

Architecture and Community and Regional Planning

Mentor(s)

Ulrike Passe

Department

Architecture

Session Title

I.D Architecture and Community/Regional Planning

Start Date

11-4-2017 9:30 AM

End Date

11-4-2017 10:45 AM

Description

The Interlock House is an interdisciplinary project located at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, IA which studies energy efficiency by using passive design methods. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in the building temperatures and systems based on occupants' responses and their use in passive design strategies. Sensors within the house log data on temperatures, humidity and status which is gathered in Eagle.io. This is a visualization tool to better analyze anomalies in the data which will help us to achieve our net zero goal.

The first official year of monitoring the Interlock House began in June 16, 2015 and ended June 15, 2016. In this time, we have observed the house energy performance which consumed 1047 kWh the entire year. Information has been recorded in data loggers and summarized in emails. By reviewing the information sent within these emails we can compare previous data to fine tune and make educated decisions when adjusting building settings. With the help of the occupants, the system has the potential of achieving an energy consumption closer to net zero.

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Apr 11th, 9:30 AM Apr 11th, 10:45 AM

Interlock House—Occupant Feedback Strategies for Achieving Net Zero Energy

The Interlock House is an interdisciplinary project located at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, IA which studies energy efficiency by using passive design methods. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in the building temperatures and systems based on occupants' responses and their use in passive design strategies. Sensors within the house log data on temperatures, humidity and status which is gathered in Eagle.io. This is a visualization tool to better analyze anomalies in the data which will help us to achieve our net zero goal.

The first official year of monitoring the Interlock House began in June 16, 2015 and ended June 15, 2016. In this time, we have observed the house energy performance which consumed 1047 kWh the entire year. Information has been recorded in data loggers and summarized in emails. By reviewing the information sent within these emails we can compare previous data to fine tune and make educated decisions when adjusting building settings. With the help of the occupants, the system has the potential of achieving an energy consumption closer to net zero.