Some major sources of thermal energy include:
How can we use the sun for Solar Energy??
Heated directly by the sun’s rays, designed to heat without the use of fans or pumps which would help to carry heat to different areas of the building. Passive design tries to:
MANY MODERN ARCHITECTS INCORPORATE THE PROCESS OF PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING IN HOMES, SUCH AS THE ONE ABOVE WHICH UTILIZES LARGE GLASS WINDOWS TO ALLOW SUNLIGHT IN, AND CONCRETE WHICH COOLS THE HOUSE DURING THE DAY WHILE RADIATING HEAT DURING THE NIGHT.
Heated by the sun’s rays however it needs the aid of some mechanical device to help transfer the energy produced
AN ARRAY OF SOLAR PANELS ACTIVELY CAPTURES SUNLIGHT TO POWER THE BUILDING IT'S ON.
“Thermo” meaning heat and “Stat” meaning to maintain or keep the same.
THE FIREPLACE - THE "TV" OF THE 20'S
Provides heat for only one room
FURNACES ARE USED IN MOST CANADIAN HOMES TO PROVIDE WARM AIR FOR ALL ROOMS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE
Provides heat from a single source, the transferring of heat travels through a network of pipes, ducts, and vents
What is the Difference between Forced Air Heating and Hot-Water Heating?
(Pg. 231 Draw and explain each)
Two types of natural resources in the environment:
Forms of energy that can be replaced
Forms of energy that cannot be replaced (once they are used up, they are gone)
Each energy source has its advantages and disadvantages.
When making choices about which type of system to utilize, take into account where, when and how the energy will be used.
Cars and Trucks are big energy wasters and contribute greatly to the problems we have in the environment, including nitrogen oxides which cause breathing problems and contribute to pollution.
Take action to reduce use of cars – ride a bike, take public transit, use hybrid, or fuel cell vehicles, car pool, reduce speed to conserve on fuel consumption
Biggest energy user, industry’s use of energy can harm the environment, thus it is responsible to find ways to reduce the negative impacts. An energy audit is to determine ways to reduce energy usage.
Thermos Re-design Lab