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Efficient management of water and energy use in living spaces is a huge challenge that is expected to become more acute with increasing urbanization, increasing water and fossil fuel scarcity and global climate change. Your task is to propose a design for the planned Ecological Engineering building “Gilmore II” building to replace Gilmore Annex with the following constraints:
The objective of your design is to minimize the ecological footprint of the building by incorporating innovative solutions such to increase water (such as harvesting, purification, metering, reuse, treatment) and energy (generation, conservation) use efficiency. Design objective should include both engineering (such as design innovation, technical feasibility and technology availability) economic and regulatory (designs must meet all state and federal regulations) considerations.
At a minimum your design must include the following elements:
Provide your design and evaluate the net present value of the design, as well as providing a full life-cycle analysis of your additions. The basic foot-print of the building is provided.
The design problem for BEE 469 and 470 have been drawn, in part, from the GE Edison challenge 2011 in India.