I won’t get into my whole diatribe about how much it disturbs me that the powers that be decided not to install geothermal heating and cooling at the new prototypes on Fountain and Pine, but it looks like the prototypes are more energy-efficient than they appear. Introducing the first woodframe-mounted solar panels on campus, courtesy The Wesleyan Connection:
The page also notes that “Each solar panel generates 225 watts. Combined, they will create enough energy to support one of the units in the triplex.” Also, the whole house is EnergyStar certified, so perhaps Wes is more sustainability-savvy than it looks. Though if anyone from the construction department is reading this: seriously, guys, the all-white siding just isn’t doing it for me.
I think they were looking at installing solar panels on the power plant stacks and the roof of the admissions office; does anyone from EON (Alex?) know what the status if this is?