17 Apr '11, 9pm

"EPA’s National Sustainability Design Expo: A Glimpse At Our Better Future" by @triplepundit #EPAp3

"EPA’s National Sustainability Design Expo: A Glimpse At Our Better Future" by @triplepundit #EPAp3

, taking the traditional “green roof” concept that has been thus far limited to flat surfaces and creating innovative design to allow plant growth on sloped roofs, taking into account soil media depth, irrigation systems, and the strength of these roofs. The University of Georgia showcases a milk cooling system to prevent the spoilage of dairy overnight for Ugandan farmers— a system that utilizes Zeolite-H2 0 absorption and if successful, could significantly increase the life cycle of a given unit of agricultural good. The University of Kansas has a hybrid energy collection system that can collect energy from wind, solar, or the grid depending on user preference. Imagine something like that that was also connected to software that could predict how windy or sunny the day would be as well as market fluctuations in energy costs?

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/national-sustainabili...

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