22 May '11, 1am

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Caltech's Energy Retrofit: From Fuel Cells to a Daylighting Celeostat Caltech's first LEED building, the Astrophysics Center, reduces water and energy by 30% and is 75% daylit. Photos by R. Cruger On Caltech 's campus, student engineers and scientists are busy in labs day and night working on hairy solar panels , termite guts biofuel and other innovations while sucking almost twice the energy the average building consumes. So the university created a Climate Action Plan and Energy Conservation Program to mitigate its multi-million dollar utility bill. It started with a $25,000 LED pilot project which successfully led to $8 million projects with big paybacks from one to 4-1/2 years as improvements roll out. Here are some highlights from a campus tour I took last week with the managers of Sustainability and Energy who oversee the impressive program. View the entire comment t...

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