Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
3472
Reproduction Record ID:
3472
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
solar houses
Title:
University of Cincinnati Solar House
Title Type:
preferred
Date:
2007
Date Type:
creation
Date:
2007
Date Type:
exhibition
Style Period:
Contemporary
Culture:
American
Subject:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject:
University of Cincinnati
Subject:
green design (environmental concept)
Subject:
photovoltaic cells
Subject:
solar power
Subject:
recycling
Subject:
competition entries
Description:
In 2007 the University of Cincinnati was one of 20 colleges and universities from around the world participating in the U.S. Department of Energy's third Solar Decathlon competition in Washington D.C. UC's entry, the Solar House was designed and constructed over a two year period. Students and Faculty from four of UC's colleges contributed to the design, technology, financing, construction, and marketing of the project: College of Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. It is an 800 square foot house designed to be powered strictly by energy from the sun. This energy was harnessed by two different methods.Photovoltaic cells mounted on the roof provided energy for electric loads, while a south facing patio fence made up of evacuated tubes provided hot water to be used for space heating, cooling, and domestic water heating. The design was driven by a desire for modularity and flexibility and did this through the use of recycled and reclaimed materials.
Reproduction Date:
August 13, 2007
Reproduction Date Type:
creation
Reproduction Subject:
pipes (conduits)
Reproduction Subject:
plumbing systems
Reproduction Subject:
filter (materials)
Reproduction View:
Water filters
Reproduction View Type:
detail view
Reproduction View Subject:
pipes (conduits)
Reproduction Description:
This pipe leads from the hot water tanks to the pumps. The first large piece is a filter for large particulates, followed by a small particle filter, and the manual shut-off handle.
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.

University of Cincinnati Solar House