Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon 2011 Sales Audiovisual Presentation

Inspired by the New England Farmhouse, Self-Reliance is a two-bedroom, solar-powered home designed for a young family of four. Environmentally-friendly building strategies and effective use of space, provide a comfortable home for family living. Self-Reliance’s simple design and timeless gable form make the structure familiar and appealing. A comfortable, shared living space is fundamental in […]

U at Buffalo Computer-Animated Walkthrough – Solar Decathlon 2015

Buffalo residents and their dwellings use an incredible amount of energy on a day to day basis … but what if a house existed that begins to address the issue of energy consumption at a broad level, from electrical consumption to food production? The GRoW Home, designed for an active urban gardening couple and comprised […]

SCI-Arc/Caltech’s Solar Decathlon 2011 Architecture Audiovisual Presentation

California is the home of innovation where new ideas are born. We’ve been pioneers in raising environmental standards and advancing clean energy. We embody this in our active lifestyle and in the technology we use. This tech is in our lives, but not in our homes. SCI-Arc and Caltech have teamed up for the 2011 […]

The Big Impact

You will have a way that allows you to be treated and minimize the side-effects… you get with current chemotherapy. This is offering a better way to treat cancer. The goal is to rapidly demonstrate application of advanced manufacturing… and combine it with advances in materials and computational sciences to build and test a nuclear […]

Homeowner’s Guide to Window Air Conditioner Installation

Air conditioning is one of the biggest energy uses in the home. I’m Chuck Booten, and I’m going to be talking to you today about five simple things that you can do as a homeowner to make your air conditioner more energy efficient, which will save you energy, make your house more comfortable and save […]

The Nuclear Reactor Graveyard

This is Red Gate Woods which makes up just a small part of the almost 70,000 acres of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Buried below me are the remains of two very important nuclear reactors, one of which was the worlds first successful nuclear reactor. How it ended up being buried here is a […]

Molten Salt Reactor Fundamentals

National and international efforts to develop new sources of carbon free energy are exploring a reactor concept first introduced in the 1950s and 60s: The Molten Salt Reactor. The first molten salt reactor experiments were conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The design was radical for its time and offered many advantages worth a fresh […]

The Area: A Journey through the Hanford Nuclear Reservation

My name is Cameron and I am a new employee at the Hanford Site for the Department of Energy. I recently graduated college from Utah State University. I’ve got a videographer along with me to go through a ride of discovery and understanding what Hanford is through several different perspectives. Do you have any childhood […]

Alison Colotelo Studies How Hydropower Dams Affect Fish

I actually started not in fisheries research, I started in forensic science and wanted to be on CSI. My name is Alison Colotelo, and I study the effects of hydropower dams on fish and how we can improve our design and operations. I love field work. I love being able to go out into the […]

Missouri S&T Audiovisual Presentation – Solar Decathlon 2015

>>Jenny: Hello and welcome to Nature’s Next Masterpiece. The Missouri S&T Solar House Design Team takes its role as innovators of net-zero housing with great respect. In this project, we focused on showing how efficient living is both comfortable and appealing to the everyday family.>>Narrator: Each year tons of materials are simply discarded into the […]