Students and faculty in CAPLA have launched an initiative to shade their building’s exposed ductwork with a total of 44 photovoltaic solar panels—a solution that will make its heating and cooling system 2%-5% more efficient. With these solar panels in place students will see theory put into practice in a real-world setting. A highly visible energy solution like this raises student awareness about energy consumption, energy generation, building design and solar technology—while setting an example for other departments around campus.
1160 East Speedway Blvd. (CALA East building, site of project)
College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture