Energy Monitoring Project Celebrated
Thank you to all who attended our very special event. We are pleased to share all the hard work and effort put forth by students and staff of Cascadia Community College, Puget Sound Energy and 21 Acres in creating and designing this cutting edge technology. The newly installed demonstration and informational LCD kiosk enables the electronic monitoring of on-site solar electricity generation at 21 Acres
Presentations and remarks were given by Andy Wappler, Puget Sound Energy, Vice-President Corporate Affairs and former Chief Meteorologist at KIRO-TV; Gretchen Garth, Board President, 21 Acres; Brian Bansenauer, Cascadia Community College, Faculty and Project Advisor; and students Janet Rasque, Chris Burns and Nick Davidson.
Following the remarks everyone shared a nosh of farm fresh seasonal vegetable soup and were able to get hands on with the new Kiosk. Pay us a visit and see it for yourself!
More about the Energy Monitoring Project:
The building system provides leading edge energy efficient technologies including insulated block building shell construction, ground source heat pump, radiant slab heating and natural ventilation system preheated through a large earth berm on the buildings south side.
Funded through a grant from Puget Sound Energy (PSE), this is a cooperative project between 21 Acres, PSE and Cascadia Community College (CCC). CCC students, in a newly formed class series titled Energy Informatics, designed the kiosk screen showing energy usage and solar generation. The PSE grant also supports classroom materials for renewable energy education and web-based monitoring software that allows students and interested community members to track how much energy is being generated as the weather changes.