Introduction to Sustainability: This day begins with a discussion of the need of society to sustainability and eco terminology as well as the basic science and terminology of energy technologies. It then covers the relative comparisons between various topologies and their modes of operation. The content of the day is designed to assist organizations and community members to identify the many saving to be gained from proper design of homes and buildings as well as vehicles. Examples suitable for students will be presented.
Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Generating electricity from sun light; PV operation; Basic components of a complete system; PV system converters; Maximum power point tracking; Net metering; Modeling and design of a home PV system; Performance of PV system; Sizing and installation of a PV system; LEED credit information.
Wind Power: Technology overview; Types of wind turbines; Components of a wind turbine; Environmental impacts; Preparing environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports for renewable energy projects; Wind power project planning and development; Case study and design task.
Eco Buildings: What makes an efficient home? The Building Efficient Architectural Models (BEAM) design brief; Building design strategies; Review of current policy and regulation; Energy, environmental and economic assessment of building’s performance; Day lighting and natural ventilation; Cool roofs; Energy efficiency in HVAC; Lighting and appliances; On-site renewable energy sources; Microgrids; LEED; Case study and design task. Learn and design yourself!
Eco Hybrid Car: Introduction to sustainable transportation; Types of hybrid systems and their identification; Plug-in hybrid; Battery management system; Operation of brushless dc and induction motors to HEV and EV vehicles; Torque speed curves for motors and the application to electric and hybrid electric vehicles; Key vehicle system requirements and select and size system components; Industry and regulatory standards for hybrid vehicle components; Features of buck, boost, and transformer converters; Case study and design task.
13:00-15:00: Student projects at the University of ottawa.