Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Analysis of Net Zero Energy Home"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
energy efficiency, renewable energy
Project Description:
Evaluate energy performance of the net zero energy home that Purdue University built for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Also, assist in the evaluation of the Biowall, an innovative feature that uses plants to improve air quality.
Expected Student Contributions:
Downloading and analyzing data from the house and the solar panels on the roof.
Related Website(s):
www.purdue.edu/inhome
Desired Qualifications:
1. Mechanical Engineering Technology 2. GPA > 3.0 3. taken basic thermodynamics (MET 220)
Estimated Weekly Hours:
6
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Hutzel, William
Deptartment/College:
mechanical engineering technology

Student Supervisor

Name:
Dan Newkirk
Title:
Graduate Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Brian Loss
Deptartment/College:
BCM/COT